Pencil Drawing -- "Hall 1st Floor"


Design drawing titled "Hall 1st Floor" rendered in pencil. Front views of a large settle, side chair, chest on stand and table are shown. All pieces are in a coordinating Renaissance Revival style. Settle, chest and table are oversized in scale and feature carved gadrooning on top edges; carved geometric moldings; foliate scroll carving on panels; arm supports and legs in the form of large turned fluted balusters topped with carved acanthus leaves; and bun feet. Side chair has similar gadrooning, moldings and foliate scroll carving as well as an upholstered seat and back panel, straight rear legs, and tapered feet in front with casters. Title and "#32" are handwritten on drawing. Stamped on drawing is "To Be Returned To / A. H. Davenport, / 96 Washington Streeet, Boston. / Victor Charmois / Oscar A. Norman / Designers."


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
cabinets (case furniture)
cabinets on stands
tables (support furniture)
Renaissance Revival
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Date Notes

Victor Charmois died on August 28,1883.

Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Charmois, Victor, 1828-1883 (Designer)
Norman, Oscar Alexis, 1847-1924 (Designer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level