"Chair in Drawing Room (All Gold)"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307935

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair in Drawing Room (All Gold)" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Arm chair has curved crest rail; lower rail with serpentine bottom edge; shaped arms with scrolled hand holds; shaped arm supports; upholstered seat with curved back; straight seat rails on back and sides and with serpentine bottom edge in front; molded cabriole legs with scrolled toe and peg feet; and upholstered back, arm pads and seat. Extensive carving over chair includes: carved bowknot and foliage motif at top of crest rail; carved moldings and scrolling foliage on crest and lower rails, stiles, arm supports and seat rails; scrolled ends on arms; and foliage on cabriole knees. Title is handwritted on drawing; first word is cut off but may be "Alternative."

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
Rococo Revival
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (9 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.052.002

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