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"Bureau of Mahogany and Brass"

CC010.001.012.009.001 (RS237931)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany and Brass" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has overhanging top with front ovolo corners, molded edge, and inlaid brass border; backboard with concave corners; four drawers with round brass pulls in a two-over-two arrangement; rectangular panel between two top drawers with applied brass garlands; brass key escutcheons on lower two drawers; straight skirt; round columnar front stiles with brass capitals; and tapered cylindrical brass feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror frame has arched pediment and is attached to dresser by two round columnar supports with brass pineapple finials. Title is handwritten on drawing. Embossed on lower left corner but partially cut off is: "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

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 and colored pencil (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
9 3/4x 6 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307010
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.009.001

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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