"Secretary of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Secretary of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Federal-style secretary-bookcase has five plinths above cornice; four ball and spike finials on corner plinths; molded cornice; upper bookcase section with two side-hinged glass doors and muntins forming diamond shapes; molded rim at base; lower desk section with fall-front writing surface above three drawers; two lopers with ball pulls; two bail handles with oval plates on each drawer; shaped skirt; and French bracket feet. Secretary is shown with fall-front lid open. Interior has two drawers and six arched pigeonhole openings. Title, dimensions, "Det 38731" and "Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York." are handwritten on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (18 7/8 x 12 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