"Revolving Bookcase. Mahogany with Inlay and Painted Decoration"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-294269

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Description

Design drawing with two views titled "Revolving Bookcase. Mahogany with Inlay and Painted Decoration" rendered in ink and pencil on trace. Perspective and top views are shown. Square revolving bookcase has four sides with two bookshelves and a panel. Case rests on a center pedestal and a base of four curved legs with brass feet and casters. Panels have painted Neoclassical motifs including a central oval cartouche, garlands and swags. Title, dimensions and design notes are handwritten in ink. Also handwritten in pencil are dimensions and the customer name "Mrs. Chas. Van Brunt."

Details

Descriptive Terms

case furniture
bookcases
bookshelves
revolving
Neoclassical
Classical Revival (European revival style)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink and pencil (8 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.001.025.001

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