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"Bureau and Glass of White Mahogany"

CC010.001.012.017.003 (RS237893)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau and Glass of White Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of bureau or low chest and wall mirror is shown; plan of top of bureau is also provided. Neoclassical-style bowfront bureau has overhanging top with molded carved edge; five drawers in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular panel between two top drawers with inlaid bowknots, garlands and swags; round pulls on top drawers; bail handles, oval back plates and key escutcheons on three lower drawers; straight skirt; and carved bracket feet. Gilded rectangular mirror frame has carved interior molding; ornately carved broken scroll pediment with inlaid garlands, swags and foliate motifs and an urn finial; and swags on bottom. 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 (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
307051
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.017.003

Record details

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

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