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"Secretary of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.002.002.004 (RS209339)

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Federal-style secretary-bookcase has five plinths above cornice; four ball and spike finials on corner plinths; molded cornice; upper bookcase section with two side-hinged glass doors and muntins forming diamond shapes; molded rim at base; lower desk section with fall-front writing surface above three drawers; two lopers with ball pulls; two bail handles with oval plates on each drawer; shaped skirt; and French bracket feet. Secretary is shown with fall-front lid open. Interior has two drawers and six arched pigeonhole openings. Title, dimensions, "Det 38731" and "Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York." are handwritten on drawing.

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 (18 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
18 7/8x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303789
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.002.004

Record details

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

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