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"Secretary Desk of Mahogany"

CC010.001.010.003.001 (RS236609)

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary Desk of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of interior pigeonhole arrangement is also provided. Neoclassical-style secretary-bookcase has broken scroll pediment with carved rosettes and central flame finial; upper case with three adjustable interior shelves, glass doors, wood muntins arranged in a geometric pattern, and molding at bottom; lower case with hinged slant-front with key escutcheon concealing an inner writing surface, ten pigeonholes, two visible drawers, and one secret drawer; two lopers with round pulls; three graduated drawers, each with key escutcheon, two bail handles and bat-wing plates; shaped skirt; and bracket feet. Title and design notes 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 (11 x 9 inches)
Dimensions
11x 9 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305891
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.003.001

Record details

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

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