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Toilet Table and Mirror

CC010.001.013.011.001 (RS239482)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Front view of dressing table and attached mirror is shown; top plan of table is also shown. Empire-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form with rounded front corners; narrow splashboard with carved scrolled ends and rectangular central plaque; overhanging top with molded edge; one tier with two drawers flanking a center panel with inlaid or carved fruit basket; round drawer pulls; large acorn-shaped drop pendants on front corners; large vasiform turned pedestal with carved acanthus leaves at bottom and stepped ringed base with egg-and-dart molding on lower edge; round pedestal base; and four scrolled legs with metal feet and casters. Round mirror frame has two curved supporting arms with feather-like carving attached to center to splashboard; eagle-head finials; and egg-and-dart molding at base.

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 ink (10 x 5 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
10 x 5 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305560
Reference Code
CC010.001.013.011.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Empire (style)
Neoclassical
dressing tables
mirrors
pedestal tables
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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