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"Dressing Table of Mahogany"

CC010.001.012.019.001 (RS237932)

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Table of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Neoclassical-style dressing table has bowed center section with four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles; rectangular plaque between two top drawers with inlaid basket of fruit and foliate swags; two taller cupboards with sliding tray drawers, one on each side of center case; shaped backboard; inlaid patarae on cupboard doors, bellflowers on stiles, and stringing on drawer fronts; and narrow tapered legs with cuffed feet. Rectangular wall mirror has projecting upper corners; carved foliate wreath with bowknot and garlands on top; and carved swags on bottom. Title, design notes and "J. J. Albright" 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 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches)
Dimensions
10 3/4 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307056
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.019.001

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)
dressing tables
mirrors
wall mirrors
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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