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"Mhg. Bureau"

CC010.001.012.001.002 (RS237978)

Description

Design drawing titled "Mhg. Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront dresser or bureau has overhanging top; shallow backboard with concave corners; six drawers with bail handles in a three-over-three graduated arrangment; front stiles with inlaid or painted bellflowers and stringing; inlaid or painted foliate motif on top center drawer; and short turned feet. Rectangular mirror has arched pediment with foliate motif at top and is attached to dresser by two square fluted supporting arms with pineapple finials. Title is handwritten on drawing as are the following two notes: "for Miss Brayton / Mr. Hutchins order detailed by Jackson," and "Drawing from / which this / tracing was / made is in / Bureau folio / marked / Mhg Bureau for / Mrs. Babbott."

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 (12 x 7 7/8 inches)
Dimensions
12 x 7 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
306968
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.001.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
mirrors
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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