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"Secretary Desk of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.002.002.003 (RS209337)

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary Desk of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style secretary bookcase has flat top; cornice with carved molding; recessed upper bookcase case with two side-hinged wood-framed glass doors; muntions forming lozenge shapes; and key escutcheon on right door; lower section with fall-front writing surface; two lopers; four drawers with two bail handles and oval plates each; molded bottom rim; and four tapered square legs. Secretary is shown with fall-front open. Interior has four drawers with small ball pulls and twelve open slots. Title is handwritten on drawing. Embossed on lower left corner is "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport / 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 (17 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
17 5/8x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303788
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.002.003

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
fall-front desks
secretaries (furniture)
secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
slant-front desks
Material Type
design drawings
perspective views
renderings (drawings)

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