Mirror and Bureau


Untitled design drawing rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front view is shown. Drawing depicts a Neoclassical-style mirror and bureau. Rectangular wall-mounted mirror has wood frame with narrow sides and bottom; deep top with curved corners; central oval cartouche extending above top; carved foliate scroll with central anthemion on top of frame; and carved swags and foliate garland at bottom of frame. Rectangular bureau or chest has overhanging top; deep frieze; two drawers with two round pulls each; and columnar legs with short tapered feet. Both mirror and bureau have painted Neoclassical motifs including anthemions, bellflowers, garlands, and swags; the bureau also has a rectangular painted scenic panel on the top drawer. Dimensions are handwitten at bottom.


Descriptive Terms

chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (15 x 11 3/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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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)
design drawings

Description Level