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"Drop Lid Desk, Green & Gold Lacquer"

Description

Design drawing titled "Drop Lid Desk Green & Gold Lacquer" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown; pencil drawing of closed lid is also shown. Chippendale-style desk has a slanted drop-front; case with three drawers, each with two bail handles on bat-wing plates; and molded base with four bracket feet. Desk is depicted with front open and resting on two lopers. Interior has six arched openings and two shallow drawers; small brass knobs on lopers and interior drawers. Exterior is blue green lacquer; interior is peach with gold decorative motifs over all surfaces. A small pencil drawing in the upper left corner shows the desk lid in the closed position. The title, dimensions, and "450" are handwritten on drawing. Embossed in the 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 (13 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches)
Dimensions
13 7/8x 10 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303787
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.002.002

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Chippendale
desks
fall-front desks
lacquer (coating)
Material Type
design drawings
perspective views
renderings (drawings)

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