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"Drop Lid Desk of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.002.002.005 (RS209352)

Description

Design drawing titled "Drop Lid Desk of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Chippendale-style fall-front desk has rectangular case with hinged drop front above three drawers; two bail handles with bat-wing plates on each drawer; shaped skirt; rear bracket feet; and front ball-and-claw feet. Desk is shown with fall-front lid opened. Interior has concave prospect door with carved shell flanked on each side by three pigeonholes above a convex curved drawer and a concave bank of two drawers with carved shell above. Title is handwrittten on drawing. Embossed on lower left side 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 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches)
Dimensions
12 3/4x 18 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303790
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.002.002.005

Record details

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

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