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"Writing Desk of Mahogany "

CC010.001.010.007.001 (RS236580)

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view of two desks is shown; plan of interior compartments is also provided. Each Chippendale-style blockfront desk has hinged slant-front which opens to reveal an interior writing surface, drawers and pigeonholes; two lopers with round pulls; three drawers with key escutcheons, bail handles and bat-wing plates; molded lower edge; and ogee brackets with ball-and-claw feet. Desks are identical with two exceptions: the slant-front lid of one has carved panels and shell. This desk also has spiral-turned half-columns on the two front edges. Title and "#77" 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 ink (10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
10 3/4x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305909
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.007.001

Record details

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

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