"Light Chair of Cherry"

Description

Design drawing titled "Light Chair of Cherry" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Side chair has tilted oval caned back with molded rim and carved bowknot motif on top; curved stiles with carved acanthus leaves; seat with molded rim; molded seat rails with quatrefoil-carved corner blocks; and tapered round fluted legs with cuffed ovoid feet. Title, design notes, "11486," "J. B. W. . Feb. 20 -1907" and "Order 28121 / Made for C. Vanderbilt" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
Neoclassical
caning
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (5 5/8 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.042.007

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Other People

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Description Level

Item