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"Four Post Bed of Mahogany"

CC010. (RS234945)


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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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (14 x 19 1/2 inches)
14x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

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

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