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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Project for a sedan chair", 1775–80

type: Drawing

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Shown in profile, turned toward right, with one bar. On top of the roof is a corner of a baron, supported by scrolls, at the ends of the garlands which line the edges of the roof starting from the corners. At these stand blossom motifs; from them hang tassels. Scallops hang from the entablature. The window is subdivided by scrolls in a cross form; garlands frame the panels and make shield forms in those below, showing leaf plants. The panel beside the window is decorated with a medallion with a vase, festoons and entwined garlands. The bar shows two crossed branches. The name is written beside at left and has been erased.



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