"South-West Elevation"


Interior elevation titled "South-West Elevation" rendered in pencil and watercolor. Drawing shows one wall of a room with a cabinet and mirror centered on the wall. The room features carved decorative elements, some in a Neoclassical style. These include a crown molding with urns and palmettes; a chair rail; and large base molding. Walls are blue; wainscot is beige; trim is white. Cabinet is a demilune shape and has painted Neoclassical motifs including garlands, swags, oval patera, and a central round medallion with figures in classical dress. Cabinet is supported by four short legs terminating in ball feet. An amphora sits on the top of the cabinet. Above the cabinet is a large mirror with an arched top with fanlight-like tracery. Each side of the mirror has is framed by two tapered columns decorated with painted bellflowers. A three-candle sconce is attached to each side. Frame of mirror is either gilt or painted gold. Title, scale and " J4810 12x16A" are handwritten on drawing. An elevation depicting the southeast wall of the same room is CC011.; the northwest wall is depicted in CC011.; and the northeast wall is CC011.


Descriptive Terms

interior design
cabinets (case furniture)
crown moldings
renderings (drawings)
interior elevations
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (9 x 13 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Record Details


Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
interior elevations
design drawings

Description Level


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