Skip to content

Search Collections

"Secretary of Mahogany"

CC010.001.010.004.003 (RS236528)

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary 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 three urn finials; upper case with two interior shelves, glass doors, and wood muntins arranged in an arched pattern; lower case with hinged slant-front with key escutcheon concealing an inner writing surface, eleven pigeonholes, two visible drawers, and one secret drawer; two lopers with round pulls; three graduated drawers with key escutcheon, two bail handles and oval plates on each; shaped skirt; and bracket feet. Title, design notes, "Miss Chalfant" and "Det. Nov. 21 - 1903 R. B." are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1903-11-21
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches)
Dimensions
9 7/8x 7 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305896
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.004.003

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

Browse Collection

Use the links below to browse up and down the collection hierarchy from the current record.

Comments