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"Toilet Table (Mahogany Decorated)"

CC010.001.013.022.001 (RS239602)

Description

Design drawing titled "Toilet Table (Mahogany Deocrated)" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views of dressing table and attached mirror are shown. Neoclassical-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form; overhanging top; two projecting drawers flanking shallower center drawer; curved brackets below center drawer; and tapered square legs with cuffs. Shield-shaped mirror frame has carved starburst demilune crest and is supported by two columnar arms with ovoid finials. Each arm attaches to recessed shallow drawers on top of table with curved and shaped bracket above; two drawers are joined with piece conforming to bottom of mirror. Extensive painted or inlaid decorative motifs over entire piece include bellflowers, baskets of flowers, garlands, swags, and bows.Title and "Det.11844" 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 (8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
8 1/4x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305647
Reference Code
CC010.001.013.022.001

Record details

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

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