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"Commode of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.002.001.017 (RS209372)

Description

Design drawing with three views titled "Commode of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front perspective and two interior views are shown. Hepplewhite-style demilune chest has overhanging top with rectangular heat register at back edge; three drawers with round pulls above three cupboards with doors and key escutcheons; tapered square legs; veneer trim on top, drawer and cabinet door edges. Inlay decoration includes quarter-fans on door fronts, bellflowers on legs, and banding on apron edge. Side cupboards have two adjustable shelves; center cupboard has five sliding trays. Plan also shows "heat" behind sliding trays. Title, design notes and dimensions are handprinted on drawing. Drawing is affixed to cardboard.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1914-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1design drawing in pencil (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
12 3/4x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303713
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.001.017

Record details

Originator
Probably Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Hepplewhite
Neoclassical
chests (case furniture)
commodes (French chests of drawers)
demi-lune (shape)
Material Type
design drawings
perspective views

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