Skip to content

Search Collections

Desk

CC010.001.010.015.001 (RS236587)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Desk has recessed top case with two drawers and eighteen pigeonholes; curved sides above writing surface; rectangular overhanging top with carved molded edge; two banks of four drawers with bail handles; retractable writing surface above each set of drawers; shallow center drawer; and base. Elaborate carving adorns desk including egg-and-dart molding on front top edges and top of side panels; scrolls, rosettes and carved fruit garlands on sides; carved foliate and geometric motifs on front stiles; cartouche, foliage and intertwined molding on center drawer front; and two large projecting fluted scrolls carved with foliate motifs at lower front. "Prudential Ins. Co. Pres. Office N. Y. O. 14480" and "2198 / 41325" are handwritten on drawing. The date "1902" is also handwritten.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1902
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (10 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
10 5/8x 16 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305928
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.015.001

Record details

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

Browse Collection

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

Comments