"Chair "A""

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair "A"" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style arm chair has molded heart-shaped back with molded teardrop-shaped ribs rising from lunette at base; flat curved arms with continuous curved arm supports; seat with serpentine front, over-the-rail upholstery, and single row of metal tacks along bottom edge; square corner blocks above front legs with carved oval patterns; tapered square front legs with cuffs amd tapered cylindrical feet; and raked rear legs. Extensive decoration that may be carved, inlaid or painted on back and front legs includes shells, bellflowers and other foliate motifs. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

armchairs
chairs (furniture forms)
heart-back chairs
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.055.003

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