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Slant-front Desk

CC010.001.010.004.002 (RS236566)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Desk has wood gallery railing on top of case; hinged slant-front with key escutcheon and painted or inlaid cartouche and garlands concealing an inner writing surface; two lopers with round pulls; two drawers with bail handles flanking a shallow center drawer and shaped apron; lower shelf with gallery railing and concave front; and four tapered square legs with cuffs. "Mrs. D. A. Taggart" is 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 ink (7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/4x 6 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305894
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.004.002

Record details

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

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