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"Bureau of Maple with Painted Decoration. Gold Mirror.1999"

CC011.001.001.005.001.004 (RS209098)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Maple with Painted Decoration. Gold Mirror." rendered in pencil and watercolor. Perspective view is shown. Drawing depicts a rectangular gold mirror above a four-drawer chest. Neolassical-style mirror has fluted frame with carved rosette at each corner; central oval cartouche between carved scrolls atop top of frame; cartouche has carved profile of a woman and is topped with three feather motifs. Neoclassical-style chest has narrow backsplash with concave corners; overhanging top with molded edge; one tier of two shallow drawers flanking a center rectangular panel; three tiers of one drawer each; rosette-pulls on all drawers; and spade feet. Chest has various painted decortive motifs including Greek keys on the splashboard, bell flowers on the stiles, and an urn flanked by swags and garlands on the top tier panel.. Title and scale are handwritten in pencil. Embossed in the lower left corner: "Return to / A.H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (18 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches)
Dimensions
18 1/8x 12 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303863
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.005.001.004

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Federal
Neoclassical
chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
mirrors
wall mirrors
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

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