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"Desk Painted White & Gold"

CC010.001.010.001.001 (RS236523)

Description

Design drawing titled "Desk Painted White & Gold" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Fall-front desk has upper section with curving, arched crest, carved volutes and molding; one recessed upper shelf with concave front supported by two Ionic columns atop fall-front-cabinet; molded top edge on cabinet; one shallow drawer with two round pulls and key escutcheon below cabinet; four square legs; lower shelf with concave front above turned feet. Front of cabinet and drawer have painted Neoclassical-style decoration including basket of flowers, swags and garlands. Title, design notes, "Made for W. C. Whitney," "11356" and "N. Y. 3395 / Job 17432" 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 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
8 3/4x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305844
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.001.001

Record details

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

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