"Drop Lid Desk of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Drop Lid Desk of Mahogany" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Chippendale-style fall-front desk has rectangular case with hinged drop front above three drawers; two bail handles with bat-wing plates on each drawer; shaped skirt; rear bracket feet; and front ball-and-claw feet. Desk is shown with fall-front lid opened. Interior has concave prospect door with carved shell flanked on each side by three pigeonholes above a convex curved drawer and a concave bank of two drawers with carved shell above. Title is handwrittten on drawing. Embossed on lower left side is "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
fall-front desks
Chippendale
slant-front desks
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001.002.002.005

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level

Item