"Arm Chair in Library of Mahogany & Brass"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307941

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Description

Design drawing titled "Arm Chair in Library of Mahogany & Brass" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Empire-style arm chair has rectangular upholstered back; pediment above crest rail with center rectangular tablet flanked by scrolls; straight crest rail with rosettes in corner blocks; fluted stiles; straight lower rail; straight arms with scrolled brackets at back, deeply upholstered arm pads and rounded ends with rosettes; curved molded arm supports with scrolled bases above rectangular blocks; deep upholstered seat with bowed front; molded seat rails with rounded front corners; raked tapered rear legs; and tapered round columnar legs in front with fluted base and casters. Appied brass ornaments may include: foliate motifs on pediment tablet, crest rail, and front seat rail; rosettes on stiles, arms and arm supports; anthemions on front corner blocks; and fluted bases on front legs. Title is handwitten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
Empire (style)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (11 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.053.001

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