Monday, October 3, 2011

Thomas Day Artifacts

Thomas Day Artifacts by Carlie Blake
Curves for thought
A desk designed by Day including curvilinear detailing at the top corners and trailing along the side legs. This scroll-like feature is seen in a number of his furniture pieces, reminiscent almost of architectural detailing of the Rococo period.
A sofa designed by Day, exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. Seen again are the curvilinear forms that appear scroll-like that not only serve as a decorative element in his design, but as a functional use as well, resembling the arms of church pews. This sofa is 7 feet long and is made of Mahogany veneer.
A side chair made of mahogany, mahogany veneer, rosewood veneer, and poplar. The form of the back of the chair appears as though the slight curves might have been inspired by the muscles of a human’s upper back...just a thought.

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