"Old Colonial Chair Used by Washington"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308080

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Description

Design drawing titled "Old Colonial Chair Used by Washington" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Tall narrow easy chair has upholstered back with curved crest and continuous wings; gently curved upholstered arms and carved block handholds; handhold supports with freestanding fluted columns followed by carved rectangular corner blocks; multiple rows of metal tacks along bottom edges and single row along sides, arms, and back; raked square rear legs; and fluted square legs with spade feet. Title and "4580" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
easy chairs
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (8 1/8 x 5 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.063.001

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