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"Bureau"

CC010.001.012.015.002 (RS238043)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular dresser has deep case with bowed front; overhanging top with molded rim; narrow backboard; four drawers with bail handles with two shallow drawers in one tier above two deeper drawerst; key escutcheons on lower drawers; center panel between two top drawers with carved, painted or inlaid basket of foliage in oval cartouche; reeded or fluted front stiles; sides resting on rectangular block bases; front skirt with molded lower edge and scroll brackets at corners. Rectangular mirror has curved dome-shaped crest and is attached to backboard of bureau by two tapered square supporting arms with ovoid 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 ink (6 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches)
Dimensions
6 3/8x 5 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307043
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.015.002

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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