"Chair of Oak"

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair of Oak" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. William and Mary-style arm chair has ornately carved arched crest rail; oval caned back within a carved frame; carved lower back rail; spiral twist stiles with carved blocks and ovoid finials; upholstered seat; narrow seat rails; shaped arms with scrolled handholds; curved arm supports; turned spiral twist and rectangular block legs with bun feet; turned spiral twist H-stretcher; and ornately carved front rail. Extensive carved ornamentation on rails, kegs arms and arm supports includes quatrefoils, scrolls, foliage, rosettes and urns of flowers. Title, "11390" and the following note are handwritten on drawing: "This chair taken from History of / English Furniture by Percy Macquoid / Vol. II Part VI PAge 10 Fig. 9 / Det. by G. B. P. & Made for C. C. Walker."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/2 x 10 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.064.002

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