"Cabinet of Blue Lacquer, Decorated with Silver and Gold"


Design drawing titled "Cabinet of Blue Lacquer Decorated with Silver and Gold" rendered in watercolor, metallic ink and pencil. Front view is shown. Short rectangular Chinese Chippendale-style cabinet has top with molded edge; one shallow drawer with two bail handles; case with two side-hinged doors; shaped skirt; and four short cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. Entire surface is covered with blue paint and/or lacquer. Cabinet doors have a painted Asian scene which includes a pagoda, birds and trees; other painted motifs are on drawer front, skirt and legs. Painted decoration is partially done in gold or silver. Title is handwritten on front; several handwritten dimensions are faintly visible on back. Embossed on lower left edge is: "Irving and Casson - / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."


Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
Chinese Chippendale
lacquer (coating)
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches)

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Collection Name

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

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Record Details


Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

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