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"Toilet Table of White Mahog. Painted Decoration"

CC010.001.013.021.001 (RS239623)

Description

Design drawing titled "Toilet Table of White Mahog. Painted Decoration" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of dressing table and attached mirror is shown. Toilet or dressing table has rectangular form; overhanging top; two drawers flanking shallower center drawer; curved brackets below center drawer; and tapered square legs with cuffs. Mirror frame has arabesque top and bottom rails and is supported by two columnar arms with ovoid finials. Each arm attaches to top of three stacked recessed shallow drawers with curved bracket above; two sections of drawers are joined with shaped piece conforming to bottom of mirror. Extensive painted decorative motifs over entire piece include motifs such as bellflowers, baskets of flowers, garlands, swags, and bows. Title, design notes, "Mrs. Solomon Lincoln 31024," "11897" and "Cal" are handwritten on drawing.

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 (7 x 5 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
7 x 5 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305640
Reference Code
CC010.001.013.021.001

Record details

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

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