Watercolor -- Settle and Side Chair


Untitled design drawing rendered in watercolor. Perspective view of a settle is shown; front view of a side chair is also provided. Renaissance Revival-style settle has large canted rectangular upper back panel; deep lower back rail with two recessed rectangular panels painted green and flanked by carved double scroll plaques on each side; black painted turned spindle in center between lower back rail panels; wide rectangular stiles with carved double twist pattern and large carved rocaille finials; straight rectangular rear legs extending from stiles; flat rectangular arms; flat plank seat; front seat rail with foliate carved plaque at center; black painted turned spindle extending from arm to seat and to base; square front arm supports and legs with foliate carved rectangular blocks at seat; and trestle style base.Side chair has back with very large carved scrolls framing a rectangular panel; shoe with concave sides and fluted base; shaped flat seat; and four tapered legs splayed at an extreme angle.


Descriptive Terms

side chairs
Renaissance Revival
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (16 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Description Level