Tester Bed for The White House
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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- Collection Name
- Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
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- Date of Acquisition
- Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches)
- 10 3/4x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
- Collection Type
- Corporate Records
- Description Level
- Reference Code
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
- Descriptive Terms
- Material Type
- Places (Buildings)
- 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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