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"Cabinet of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.002.001.010 (RS209367)

Description

Design drawing titled "Cabinet of Mahogany" with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Drawing depicts Neoclassical-style cabinet with overhanging top; straight crest with central arch and shaped finial; recessed upper section with three glass panels; muntins on central door forming geometric shapes with central oval medallion; three glass shelves; and molded rim at lower edge; lower case with overhanging top; one shallow drawer with two round pulls; cabinet with two doors, and French feet. Extensive painted decoration includes anthemion on finial; bell flowers on glass door frames and lower cabinet stiles; geometric banding on drawer and cabinet door edges; and large oval cartouche enclosing an urn, anthemion, and bellflowers on each lower cabient door. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (13 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
13 7/8x 10 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303706
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.001.010

Record details

Originator
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Federal
Neoclassical
cabinets (case furniture)
china cabinets
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

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