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Tester Bed

CC010.001.011.024.001 (RS234985)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view of a bed is shown. Empire-style tester bed has arched headboard with cut-out concave corners and scroll ears; side and foot rails with molded top and bottom edges; posts with plain tapered square upper sections and lower sections with carved ornamentation and rectangular paneled bases; short square feet with flaring carved top; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester has flat top and molded cornice. Carved ornamentation includes gadrooned molding at top edge of headboard; large central shell on top of headboard above carved oval cartouche surrounded by garlands and swags; acanthus leaves, foliage, and stop fluting on posts; acanthus leaves at corners of foot and side rails; and brackets on cornice.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (8 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
8 7/8x 10 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
304391
Reference Code
CC010.001.011.024.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Empire (style)
beds (furniture)
tester beds
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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