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Tester Bed for The White House

CC010.001.011.022.001 (RS234966)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bed of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Neoclassical-style double tester bed has rectangular headboard with carved rope motifs forming a serpentine crest; rectangular footboard with two recessed panels; four turned posts with upper vasiform sections, middle urns, and square bases with elaborate carving throughout including rosettes, acanthus leaves, bell flowers, garlands and swags; short turned and carved vasiform legs with cuffs and terminating in casters; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester has flat top, molded cornice, frieze with carved rosettes at ends and central carved basket of fruit with swags, and is shown with a fabric valence. Title, "3464, " "White House" and "June 5, 05" are handwritten on drawing.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1905-06-05
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
10 3/4x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
304377
Reference Code
CC010.001.011.022.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
beds (furniture)
double beds
tester beds
Material Type
design drawings
Places
Washington (DC)
Places (Buildings)
White House
Related Items
"Four Post Bed of Mahogany" — CC010.001.011.028.002 is a copy of CC010.001.022.001, differing only in height and width.

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