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"Bureau of Mahog."

CC010.001.012.020.003 (RS237857)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahog." rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has overhanging top; recessed rectangular compartment on top with three shallow drawers; narrow backboard flanking top compartment; five drawers with bail handles in a three-over-two arrangement; key escutcheons on center and lower drawers; square stiles; straight apron; tapered cuffed feet; and inlaid or painted decoration including swags on top center drawer front, and bellflowers and stringing on stiles. Oval mirror is supported by two curving arms with brass urn finials; arm brackets are attached to top compartment. Title, design notes, "A. C. Burrage / Stock 37881" and "11910" 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 (9 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
9 7/8x 5 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307062
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.020.003

Record details

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

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