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"Writing Table of Mahogany and Inlay"

CC010.001.010.030.003 (RS236502)

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Table of Mahogany and Inlay" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Writing desk has rectangular overhanging top; two drawers with bail handles on each side of a wide shallow center drawer; branch veneer on center drawer front; and four tapered square legs with cuffed feet. Backboard at rear of top has arched center with a vertical storage compartment with two slots at each end. Inlaid decoration includes kylix on backboard; stringing on drawer fronts and legs; and bellflowers on stiles and legs. Title, design notes, "For Mrs. Mandell" and "Detail No. 11468" 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 pencil (6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
6 1/8x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305984
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.030.003

Record details

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

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