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"Bureau"

CC010.001.012.038.002 (RS237993)

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has overhanging top; backboard; six drawers with two small drawers stacked on each side of deep center drawer and one wide drawer at bottom; inlaid, painted or carved kylix and foliate garlands on center drawer; bail handles on all drawers except center; reeded columnar stiles; straight skirt; and carved tapered feet. Oval mirror has narrow frame with carved ribbon garland at top and is attached to backboard by two tapered reeded columnar supports with turned finials and large curved brackets at bottom. Brackets have inlaid, painted or carved scrolling foliate morifs. Title, design notes, "For H. P. Bridge" and "11603" 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 x 5 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
9 x 5 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307149
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.038.002

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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