Pencil Drawing -- Armchair for Mrs. W. Rockefeller

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-311307

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Description

Untitled sketch rendered in pencil on trace of an armchair. Perspective view is shown. Upholstered chair has wide back with carved arched crest rail; carved foliate ornament at center of crest rail; high flaring sides with curved tops; arm supports with molded edges and carved foliate scrolls at top and bottom; rectangular box seat; carved corner blocks and seat rail with carved scrolling center drop ornament; and tapered square legs with block feet. One leg is shown with carved ornament on entire surface. Handwritten on drawing are "Mrs. W. Rockefeller" and "Design A" with a line pointing to chair. Also handwritten is "Design B" with a line pointing to a faintly sketched alternate back which is higher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 sketch in pencil (7 1/2 x 8 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1996-12-00

Reference Code

CC011.006.001

Record Details

Originator

Probably A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item