"President's Chair"

Description

Design drawing titled "President's Chair" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Arm chair has tall upholstered rectangular back with arched crest; shaped stiles beneath back; fully upholstered rectangular seat; single row of large metal tacks along upholstered edges; curved shaped arms with carved acanthus leaves and large scrolled handholds; curved arm supports; square legs with rings at top, carved acanthus leaves, molded rectangular blocks, and casters; and H-stretcher with square sides and carved scrolled middle stretcher. Back has enamelled crest with the initials "MBT" and the year 1900. Title and notation regarding crest are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (11 x 8 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.089.003

Date Notes

Date based on date shown on crest.

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

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