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"Desk of Dark Oak in Billiard Room"

CC010.001.010.006.002 (RS236574)

Description

Design drawing titled "Desk of Dark Oak in Billiard Room" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Renaissance Revival-style desk has one rectangular case;with hinged slant front; shallow recessed shelf above case supported by two scrolled brackets and a center column; carved acorn drop pendants on bottom corners of case; vasiform pedestal support; and a cross-shaped base with carved scrolled arms.. Desk has elaborate carving including intricate moldings on shelf edge and slant-front lid; foliate scrolls and rosettes on shelf brackets; palmettes, swirled fluting and acanthus leaves on pedestal; and foliage and scrolls on base. Slant-front lid and sides of case have scenes of sailing vessels; there is no indication of whether these scenes are painted, inlaid or carved. Title, design notes and "Geo. Eastman" are handwritten on drawing. Notation refers to George Eastman of Rochester, NY.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1907, undated
Date Notes
Date os based on date of other furniture made for George Eastman of a similsr style.
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
8 1/8x 10 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305908
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.006.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Other People
Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Descriptive Terms
Renaissance Revival
desks
fall-front desks
slant-front desks
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
Places
Rochester (Monroe county, New York state)
Places (Buildings)
George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)

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