"Alternative for Governor's Chair"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308341

Description

Design drawing titled "Alternative for Governor's Chair" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rococo Revival-style arm chair has tall back wtih curved crest rail, conforming lower rail, and molded stiles; large ornate carving on crest rail including central shell and foliate scrolls; upholstered back; shaped arms with upholstered pads; and scrolled handholds; curved arm supports with carved acanthus leaves at base. upholstered seat; single row of metal tacks outlining upholstered edges; straight seat rails with rounded front corners; raked square rear legs; and cabriole front legs with ornately carved foliate scrolls on knees and scrolled feet. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
Rococo Revival
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.088.001

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