"Chair of Oak"

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair of Oak" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Drawing appears to be a preliminary sketch as not all details are are complete. William and Mary-style arm chair has ornately carved crest rail; rectangular caned back panel flanked by carved stiles; conforming carved lower back rail; spiral twist stiles with quatrefoil-carved blocks and round finials; caned seat; shaped arms with scrolled handholds; turned spiral twist and rectangular block legs with ovoid feet; turned spiral twist H-stretcher; and ornately carved front rail. Carved ornamentation includes scrolls, foliage, rosettes and cherubs. Title, "For C. C. Walker, Esq. / Page 12 Vol. II Mag." and "11735" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
William and Mary
caning
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.064.001

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