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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.
chairs (furniture forms)
William and Mary
1 design drawing in pencil (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches)
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
White House restoration took place in 1902; hence, the earliest possible date is the same.
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)