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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Project for a sedan chair", ca. 1775

type: Drawing

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Shown from the rear right corner with two bars. The upper rim is waved. Leaf branches are at the corners and on top of the roof. Tassels hang at corners. The panels beside the window and the corresponding one at the back are decorated with garlands as frames and inside with an oval medallion with a standing woman, at the back an octagonal representation of a sacrifice, laterally. Above and below are roughly sketched ornaments. The lower panels have similar frames. Festoons are inside. They hang from knobs and respectively from a child's and a ram's head. The bar is decorated in the width of the chair.



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