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CC010.001.012.038.001 (RS237887)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has ovolo front corners; overhanging top and molded edge; backboard with concave middle portion and carved scrolled ends; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on top drawer and bail handles on lower drawers; reeded columnar stiles with carved foliate motifs at top; straight skirt with small scrolled brackets at front feet; and tapered cylindrical feet with carved cuffs. Oval mirror has narrow frame with carved molding and is attached to backboard by two tapered reeded columnar supports with pineapple finials. Design notes and "11604" 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 x 5 3/8 inches)
Dimensions
10x 5 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307148
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.038.001

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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