Side Chair #776, Side Chair #638, and Side Chair #291

Collection Type

  • Photography


1913-1914, undated



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Black-and-white photograph of three side chairs. The first chair has deep rectangular crest rail with spiral twist lower rail; shaped reeded stiles; upholstered seat; straight seat rails with curved corner blocks in front; raked tapered square rear legs; and tapered round front legs with ring turnings and cylindrical feet. The second chair has crest and lower rails composed of two horizontal slats joined by a rectangular piece; pierced splat with three vertical slats flanked by scalloped borders; tapered square stiles with pyramidal tops; upholstered seat; narrow straight seat rails; raked tapered square rear legs; tapered molded square front legs with spade feet; two thin stretchers on front and sides; and one thin rear stretcher. Final side chair has straight crest and lower back rails joined by six ribs with diamond-shaped insert; tapered square stiles extending into raked rear legs; upholstered slip seat; straight seat rails; tapered square front legs; and stretchers at varying heights on all sides. Handwritten notes on page include: wood types and A. H. Davenport Co. detail numbers 776, 638 and 291.


Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

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

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Record Details


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

black-and-white photographs

Description Level


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