"Louis XV Commode, Painted and Decorated"


Design drawing titled "Louis XV Commode - Painted & Decorated" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Louis XV-style commode or chest has curved overhanging top with molded edge; rectangular case with three drawers with two bail handles on each drawer; key escutcheon on top drawer; shaped skirt; and cabriole leg terminating in scroll feet. Painted floral decoration on legs, lower two drawers and apron. Title and dimensions are handprinted in pencil. Drawing is mounted on board.


Descriptive Terms

commodes (French chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
Louis XV
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing rendered in colored pencil (18 3/4 x 12 7/8 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)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level