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"Writing Desk of Red Mahogany"

CC010.001.010.033.004 (RS236611)

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side view are shown. Neoclassical-style rectagular cylinder desk has flat top; frieze with inlaid or carved garlands and bellflowers; upper case with pigeonholes and other compartments; cylinder lid; sliding writing surface that extends as lid is opened; apron with inlaid or carved foliate motifs; and four tapered round legs with carved foliate motifs at top and above tapered feet. Title, design notes, "? Mrs. Norcross," "11907," and "Stock 12562" 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 (5 x 7 inches)
Dimensions
5 x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
305999
Reference Code
CC010.001.010.033.004

Record details

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

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