"Desk Chair of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Desk Chair of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Front view is shown. Arm chair has oval back with leather upholstery and single row of metal tacks along perimeter; shaped flaring stiles; straight arms with upholstered pads; continuous curved arm supports; seat with serpentine front, leather upholstery and row of metal tacks along front upholstery edge; raked rear legs with casters; carved acanthus leaf tops above fluted tapered round legs and cylindrical feet with casters. Extensive carved decoration includes molding on back rim; bowknot ornament at top back; foliage on lower stiles; bellflowers on arm supports; foliage on seat rail; rosettes on seat rail front corner blocks; and bellflowers on legs. Title, design notes, "(copy of old French chair)," "Stock . C. C. Walker / 49390." "922" and "E. D. Adams" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (6 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.052.004

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