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"Bureau of Mahogany"

CC010.001.012.010.001 (RS237891)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular bowfront dresser has overhanging top; backboard with concave corners; five drawers with bail handles in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular panel between two top drawers with urn and garland decorations; key escutcheons on lower three drawers; straight skirt; square front stiles with bellflower spray and rosettes in corner blocks at base; and tapered cylindrical feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror has arched pediment; wide frame with protruding corners; and carved shell ornament at top. Mirror is attached to bureau by two square fluted side supports with pineapple finials. Title is 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 (10 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches)
Dimensions
10 1/4x 6 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307018
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.010.001

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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