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"Bureau"

CC010.001.012.015.001 (RS238053)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Empire-style rectangular dresser has overhanging top and projecting front corners; backboard with concave corners and molded top rim; two drawers in one tier that extend beyond three lower recessed drawers; round pulls on all drawers; rectangular panel between two top drawers with fruit basket decoration; key escutcheons on lower three drawers; freestanding ring turnings and tapered columnar stiles with reeding extending from underside of projecting drawers; straight skirt; and tapered cylindrical feet with ring turnings and carved acanthus leaves. Oval mirror with a narrow frame is supported by two large S-shaped scrolled arrms with carved foliage attached to backboard. Title and design notes 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 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/2x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307042
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.015.001

Record details

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

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