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"Writing Desk or "Secretary" of Mahogany "Branch" Wood"

CC010.001.010.004.004 (RS236553)

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk or "Secretary" of Mahogany "Branch" Wood" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Chippendale-style desk has hinged slant-front which opens to reveal an interior writing surface, drawers and pigeonholes; two lopers with round pulls; four drawers with key escutcheons, bail handles and bat-wing plates; molded lower edge; center carved drop ornament on skirt; ogee bracket rear feet; and ogee brackets with ball-and-claw feet in front. Title, design notes, and "Detail 4929" are handwritten on drawing.

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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 (7 1/4 x 7 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/4x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305897
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.004.004

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Chippendale
desks
fall-front desks
slant-front desks
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
Related Items
Slant-front Desk #4929

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