"Dressing Cabinet - (Mahogany)"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-294125

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Cabinet - (Mahogany)" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; sketch of interior of upper cabinet is also provided. Neoclassical dressing cabinet has a recessed upper cabinet with two doors above one tier of two drawers; hinged surface on top of drawers that folds out; and fluted tapered legs. Horizontal oval tilting mirror flanked by S-shaped scrolled brackets is on top of cabinet. Cabinet doors have a carved or painted central motif of a basket of fruit with garlands. Interior of cabinet has four small drawers and eighteen pins for hanging neck ties. Title and notes on details of cabinet are handprinted in pencil. Handwritten in red is: "Det. #11698."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
case furniture
dressing stands
gentlemen's dressing stands
Neoclassical
Sheraton
Federal
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.001.008.001

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item