"Chair"

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Arm chair has tall rectangular back with ornately carved arched crest rail; straight stiles with double twist molding above arms and carved finials; shaped arms with large scrolled handholds; arm supports with block, ring and foliate-carved vasiform turnings; upholstered back and seat with metal tack trim on edges; square legs with molded edges on front legs; rectangular side and rear stretchers; and carved front stretecher with quatrefoil in central oval medallion flanked by strapwork motifs. Carved ornamentation on crest rail includes large central shell, scrolls, foliate garlands and swags, sheaf of wheat, and the words "Corn Exchange Bank." Title is handwritten on drawing but a portion is cut off.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.088.002

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