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Pencil Drawing -- "Desk and Table for Library"

CC011.011.008 (RS242247)


Design drawing titled "Desk & Table in Library" rendered in pencil. Front and side views of desk are shown; front view only is provided for the table. Classical Revival-style desk has slant-front upper case with gallery rail on top and recessed panels on front and sides; lower case with overhanging top with molded edge; one shallow drawer with bail handles; one deeper drawer with bail handle opening on left side; spiral bulb turnings at corners; and tapered fluted legs with cuffed feet. Rectangular table has overhanging top with molded edge; one wide and two narrow shallow drawers with bail handles; large spiral bulb turnings securing shelf below all four corners of each outermost drawer; and taper fluted legs with cuffed feet and casters. Title, "#6" (desk) and "#26" (table) are handwritten on drawing. Stamped at top of drawing is "To Be Returned To / A. H. Davenport, / 96 Washington Street, Boston. / Victor Charmois / Oscar A. Norman / Designers."

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
1880-1883, undated
Date Notes
Victor Charmois died on August 28,1883.
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches)
9 7/8x 13 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Charmois, Victor, 1828-1883 (Designer)
Norman, Oscar Alexis, 1847-1924 (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Classical Revival (European revival style)
fall-front desks
slant-front desks
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
design drawings