"Secretary Desk of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Secretary Desk of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style secretary bookcase has flat top; cornice with carved molding; recessed upper bookcase case with two side-hinged wood-framed glass doors; muntions forming lozenge shapes; and key escutcheon on right door; lower section with fall-front writing surface; two lopers; four drawers with two bail handles and oval plates each; molded bottom rim; and four tapered square legs. Secretary is shown with fall-front open. Interior has four drawers with small ball pulls and twelve open slots. Title is handwritten on drawing. Embossed on lower left corner is "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport / Boston - New York."


Descriptive Terms

secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
secretaries (furniture)
slant-front desks
fall-front desks
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (17 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level