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"Cabinet of Blue Lacquer, Decorated with Silver and Gold"

CC011.001.001.002.001.003 (RS209376)

Description

Design drawing titled "Cabinet of Blue Lacquer Decorated with Silver and Gold" rendered in watercolor, metallic ink and pencil. Front view is shown. Short rectangular Chinese Chippendale-style cabinet has top with molded edge; one shallow drawer with two bail handles; case with two side-hinged doors; shaped skirt; and four short cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. Entire surface is covered with blue paint and/or lacquer. Cabinet doors have a painted Asian scene which includes a pagoda, birds and trees; other painted motifs are on drawer front, skirt and legs. Painted decoration is partially done in gold or silver. Title is handwritten on front; several handwritten dimensions are faintly visible on back. Embossed on lower left edge is: "Irving and Casson - / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1914-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
14 5/8x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303697
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.001.003

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Chinese Chippendale
cabinets (case furniture)
lacquer (coating)
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

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