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"Commode of Walnut, Gold Mirror Over"

CC011.001.001.002.001.014 (RS209383)

Description

Design drawing titled "Commode of Walnut Gold Mirror Over" rendered in pencil and watercolor. Perspective view is shown. Drawing shows a portion of a wall with a mirror hung above a commode and flanked on either side by draperies. Queen Anne-style gold rectangular mirror with gently arched top has carved ornamention of scrolls and shells on top and bottom of frame. Commode with conforming top has projecting center section and two narrower receding sections; carved and gilded cornice; and gilded egg-and-dart molding above base. Fronts of side sections have burled walnut veneer framed by gilded moldings forming vertical rectangles with concave corners; front of center section has an Asian-inspired painting framed by gilded moldings forming a square with concave corners and applied gilded c-scrolls. Draperies have a large-scale floral motif on a blue-green ground. Title, dimensions, and "110 Mirror 685" are handwrittten in pencil. Embossed at lower left corner is: "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."

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 (12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
12 1/4x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303710
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.001.014

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
chests (case furniture)
commodes (French chests of drawers)
mirrors
wall mirrors
Material Type
design drawings
perspective views
renderings (drawings)

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