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Bookcase

CC010.001.001.024.001 (RS213815)

Description

Untitled design drawing with four views rendered in pencil on trace. Front, top, side and interior side views are shown. Chippendale-style bookcase has overhanging top with egg-and dart molding; three vertical sections with side sections recessed from center; acanthus carving on curved edges at top of sides; molded bottom rim and solid base. Side sections have open bookshelves of varying heights and widths. Center has cupboard at top with muntins forming pointed arches on glass doors and two interior adjustable shelves. Shallow drawer below cupboard has serpentine curved front with carved central oval and floral garland. Two open bookshelves are below drawer. Handprinted in pencil are: "Bookcase," "Mahogany" and customer name "J. M. Lasell." Also handwritten are design notes, dimensions, and "$195.00."

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/8 x 13 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/8x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
294267
Reference Code
CC010.001.001.024.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Chippendale
bookcases
bookshelves
case furniture
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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