"Sideboard of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Sideboard of Mahogany" with three views. Front view of sideboard and celleret is rendered in watercolor and pencil. Side view of sideboard, background of front view, and top plan of walls and sideboard are in pencil only. Empire-style sideboard has double pedestal form; tall backsplash with central rectangular plaque; rectangular top with molded edge; two supporting rectangular pedestals on bases with molded rims; columns on each side of pedestal have scrolled top with carved acanthus leaves and paw feet at bottom; frieze above pedestals have carved animal heads at top of columns; drawer with curved sides on top of sideboard at each end. Celleret has top with flaring concave sides; tapered chest; and paw feet. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing. Embossed on lower left orner is "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."


Descriptive Terms

sideboards (furniture)
Empire (style)
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 x 16 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level