Skip to content

Search Collections

"Bureau of French Walnut"

CC010.001.012.010.004 (RS238024)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of French Walnut" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has slightly projecting front corners and front center section; overhanging marble top; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on three top drawers; bail handles and carved moldings on lower drawers; key escutcheons on center top and lower two drawers; skirt with dropped center rail; projecting square fluted front stiles with carved quatrefoils in blocks above; and tapered square fluted legs with cuffs and spade feet. Title, design notes, "Made for C. Vanderbilt Order 27951" and "11315" 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 (7 5/8 x 6 inches)
Dimensions
7 5/8x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307021
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.010.004

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Other People
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Descriptive Terms
chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

Browse Collection

Use the links below to browse up and down the collection hierarchy from the current record.

Comments