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"Mahogany Bureau"

CC010.001.012.019.003 (RS238036)

Description

Design drawing titled "Mahogany Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style bowfront bureau has overhanging top with ovolo front corners; backboard with rolled top and shaped ends on back and part of sides; five drawers in a two-over-three arrangement; inlaid or painted swags and bellflowers on top two drawer fronts; bail handles on lower three drawers; reeded columnar stiles between turned carved ornaments; straight skirt; turned ovoid front feet; and simple bracket rear feet. Round mirror is secured to backboard by two tapered columns with turned finials and rectangular blocks at base. Title, design notes, "Made for J. L. Jones N. Y. 11870 / Job 36497" and "11312" 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 1/4 x 6 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/4x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307058
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.019.003

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
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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