"Two Carved Arm Chairs"

Description

Design drawing titled "Two Carved Arm Chairs" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Very ornate William and Mary-style arm chair has arched crest rail; conforming lower back rail; rectangular caned back panel with arched top enclosed by carved stiles; elaborately turned stiles with carved finials; loose velvet seat cushion; narrow carved seat rails; legs with block, ovoid and ring turnings; bun feet; rear and side stretchers; and large carved front stretcher. Chair features elaborate carving with foliate and scroll motifs on most wood surfaces. Title, design notes and "F. E. Peabody / Similar chair made for / White House" 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 (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.094.002

Date Notes

White House restoration took place in 1902; hence, the earliest possible date is the same.

Places

Washington (DC)

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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