"Corner Cabinet in Parlor"

Description

Design drawing titled "[Corn]er Cabinet in Parlor" rendered in ink. Perspective view is shown. Corner cabinet has two sections. Upper section has concave curved front with canted sides; conforming overhanging top with molded edge; fluted frieze; glass door; glass sides with curved muntins; and two interior shelves. Top is supported by two turned columns in front and by boards with c-shaped fluted brackets on sides. Lower section is a cupboard with canted corners; overhanging top with molded rim, and inlay decoration of Neoclassical motifs including swags, garlands, and an oval patera. Lower case is supported by three tapered legs terminating in spade feet. Left side of drawing has been cut off. Title, "Mahogany inlay" and "$225" are handwritten on drawing. Also handwritten within a cartouche is: "To Be Returned to A. H. Davenport 96-98 Washington St. Boston / Designed by Francis H. Bacon."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
corner cabinets
case furniture
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (9 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.001.010.001

Date Notes

Date range is based on dates that F.H. Bacon worked for company.

Record Details

Originator

Bacon, Francis H. (Francis Henry), 1856-1940 (Manufacturer)
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item