"White Marble Chimney Piece"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-302983

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Description

Design drawing titled "White Marble Chimeny Piece in Mr. W. Brown's Studio [Formerly the Earl of MacClesfield's House] 34 Gerrard Street Soho" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Top and side details of the cornice and frieze are also provided. The drawing depicts a Classical Revival-style mantel which has a frieze with carved Neoclassical ornamentation including fluting, round pattera, and a central kylix. The mantel sides are stylized fluted Ionic columns which have capitals with volutes. Title, dimensions and design notes are handwritten in pencil. Title refers to an address in London, England.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mantels
fireplaces
Ionic order
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Neoclassical
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil on trace (17 x 11 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.017.001.001

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item