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"Large Chest of Drawers Painted White & Decorated"

CC010.001.012.046.002 (RS237951)

Description

Design drawing titled "Large Chest of Drawers Painted White & Decorated" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Neoclassical-style rectangular chest-on-chest has upper case with flat top; molded and carved cornice; center rectangular plaque with painted kylix on frieze; two hinged cupboard doors with recessed panels on doors; painted bellflowers on stiles; elaborate painted decoration on doors including garlands, swags, scrolls, vases; and an oval cartouche; and a molded bottom edge. Lower case has four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles and key escutcheons on two lower drawers; painted baskets with foliate garlands on top drawer fronts; square stiles with painted bellflowers; straight skirt; and tapered square feet. Title, design notes, "For Mrs. E. D. Godfrey / N. Y. 16794 45454" and "195" are handwritten on drawing.

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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 (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
8 1/4x 5 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307181
Reference Code
CC010.001.012.046.002

Record details

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

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