Side Chair #744, Side Chair #775, and Side Chair #7969

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1913-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-314349

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Description

Black-and-white photograph of three Neoclassical-style side chairs. One chair (#744) has molded shield-shaped back with serpentine crest; pierced splats of five ribs with papyrus tops radiating upward from base; molded curved stiles; seat with serpentine front and over-the-rail upholstery; raked rectangular rear legs; and tapered square front legs with spade feet. The second side chair (#775) has shield-shaped back with serpentine crest; curved stiles; pierced splat with Gothic tracery motif; upholstered seat; straight seat rails; raked rectangular rear legs; and tapered square front legs with spade feet. The final side chair (#7969) has an oval back; splat in the shape of a very large painted Prince of Wales feather motif with carved drop shell below; shaped stiles; seat with over-the-rail upholstery; raked rear legs; tapered square front legs with spade feet; and painted or inlaid bellflowers on front legs. Handwritten notes on page include abovementioned A. H. Davenport Co. detail nubers and wood types.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
shield-back chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
Neoclassical
photographs
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

1 black-and-white photograph (7 3/16 x 9 3/16 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.005.049

Record Details

Originator

Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Photographer)
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Photographer)

Material Type

photographs
black-and-white photographs

Description Level

Item

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