"Commode of Mahogany"

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commodes (French chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
Neoclassical
Hepplewhite
demi-lune (shape)
design drawings
perspective views

Physical Description

1design drawing in pencil (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001.002.001.017

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
perspective views

Description Level

Item