"Chair with Painted Decoration"

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair with Painted Decoration" rendered in pencil and watercolor on trace. Front and side views are shown. Neoclassical-style arm chair has shaped crest rail with raised middle section; splat composed of five narrow slats with rectangular plaque at middle of center slat; carved swags at top of splat and extending down to below arms; square stiles; curved arms flowing from top of stiles with rounded handholds; curved arm supports; seat with over-the-rail upholstery; raked square rear legs; and tapered square front legs with spade feet. Chair is painted black and has extensive painted decoration including gold accents and striping on crest, splat, arms and arm supports, stiles, and legs; urn on center splat plaque; quatrefoils on seat corner blocks; and acanthus leaves above blocks. Title, "11278" and "J. B. W. / Mar. 7 -1907" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil and watercolor (7 x 9 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.042.004

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item