"Arm Chair of Walnut"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308430

Description

Design drawing titled "Arm Chair of Walnut" rendered in ink on trace. Front and side views are shown; top plan of seat and partial side view of side chair are also provided. William and Mary-style arm chair has pierced rectangular crest rail with carved central crown flanked by foliate scrolls; conforming lower back rail; rectangular caned back with carved sides similar to crest and lower back rails; turned spiral twist stiles surmounted by floral-carved rectangular blocks and crown finials; curved arms with scrolled handholds and carved acanthus leaves; turned spiral twist arm supports; trapezoidal caned seat with foliate-carved seat rails; turned spiral twist legs with rectangular blocks at junctions with seat and stretchers; floral carving on front rectangular blocks; curving carved front feet; turned spiral twist H-stretcher; and large front stretcher with carved crown flanked by foliate scrolls. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing. Small portion of following stamp remains on lower left corner: "To be returned to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
side chairs
William and Mary
caning
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (7 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.104.001

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