Chippendale-style bombe chest-on-chest

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-294222

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Chippendale-style bombe chest-on-chest has upper cabinet with two narrow recessed sections flanking a larger center section. Top of chest has fretwork; finials at each end; and center finial between c-shaped scrolls. Upper case has muntins forming arches on the the central door and geometric motifs on the side doors. Upper case sits on a molded rim above a lower bombe chest. Bombe chest has two central drawers flanked by a door on each side. Each drawer has a keyhole escutcheon and two bail handles; side doors have rocaille carving forming a rectangle. Lower chest has a straight skirt with gadrooning and a carved center drop scroll pendant. Two hairy paw feet and two acanthus-scroll feet are shown. Handwritten in red below drawing is "4229."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
case furniture
chests (case furniture)
chests-on-chests
bombé
Chippendale
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.001.020.002

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item

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