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CC010.001.012.040.003 (RS238040)

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top with molded edge and front ovolo corners; backboard with concave ends; five drawers with bail handles in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular plaque between two top drawers with carved basket of fruit; straight skirt; columnar front stiles with carved crosshatched motif at top and carved acanthus leaves, turned rings and cylinder at bottom; ovoid front feet wth cuffs; and simple bracket rear feet. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to backboard by two tapered round columnar supports with turned finials and carved acanthus leaves at bottom. "Mrs. Mandell" and "11265" 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 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
10 1/4x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307154
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.040.003

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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