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Design drawing with three views titled "Commode of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front perspective and two interior views are shown. Hepplewhite-style demilune chest has overhanging top with rectangular heat register at back edge; three drawers with round pulls above three cupboards with doors and key escutcheons; tapered square legs; veneer trim on top, drawer and cabinet door edges. Inlay decoration includes quarter-fans on door fronts, bellflowers on legs, and banding on apron edge. Side cupboards have two adjustable shelves; center cupboard has five sliding trays. Plan also shows "heat" behind sliding trays. Title, design notes and dimensions are handprinted on drawing. Drawing is affixed to cardboard.
commodes (French chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
1design drawing in pencil (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Probably Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)