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"Four Post Bed of Mahogany"

CC010.001.011.028.002 (RS234945)

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, and frieze with carved rosettes at ends and central carved basket of fruit with swags. Title, numerous design notes, "Detail 17161," "4041 Mrs. James N. Castle April 11, 1914" are handwritten on drawing. Drawing is embossed at lower left corner with "Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. / Manufacturers & Decorators." Bed is a copy of one made for The White House by A. H. Davenport Co., differing only in height and width.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1914-04-11
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (14 x 19 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
14x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
304436
Reference Code
CC010.001.011.028.002

Record details

Originator
After A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
beds (furniture)
double beds
tester beds
Material Type
design drawings
Related Items
Tester Bed for The White House — CC010.001.011.028.002 is a copy of CC010.001.022.001, differing only in height and width.

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