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"Bureau"

CC010.001.012.033.001 (RS238046)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bureau has projecting center front section flanked by concave curved areas; overhanging top with carved molded edge; shallow backboard; center section with five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on top drawers and bail handles on drawers below; stiles with carved twist moldings; cupboards in side areas, each with one hinged curved door; rectangular recessed panels on cupboard doors; straight skirt with molded rim; small carved and turned feet; and painted, carved or inlaid decoration including garlands and swags on cupboard doors and top drawer fronts. Oval mirror has narrow frame and is attached to bureau top by two tall columnar supports with turned pineapple finials. Three-candle sconce is mounted on each column. 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 pencil (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
10 3/4x 8 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307129
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.033.001

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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