"Bedroom Set of Mahogany and Fiddleback Maple"


Design drawing titled "Bed Room Set of Mahogany & Fiddleback Maple" rendered in pencil and watercolor. Perspective view is shown. Drawing depicts a bed, nightstand, dressing table and mirror, low chest of drawers and mirror. Bed has curved headboard; footboard with canted corners; tapered feet with cuffs; and veneer trim on headboard and footboard. Rectangular nightstand has overhanging top; one drawer with two pulls and shelf below; curved apron; and tapered turned legs with rings at top and at cuffs. Neoclassical Sheraton-style rectangular dressing table has canted front corners; one tier of two drawers around a center panel; tapered square legs with string inlay; C-stretcher; and veneer trim on drawers and center panel. Arched mirror above dressing table has muntins and three star motifs. Neoclassical Sheraton-style rectangular chest has overhanging top with canted front corners; three tiers with five drawers; shaped apron; French feet; and veneer trim on front. Rectangular mirror above chest has wood frame with molded cornice; frieze with carved or inlaid garland and swag ornaments. Title, dimensions and model numbers are handprinted in pencil. Reverse side has penciled notes on model numbers and prices as follows: "4758 Bed = $90 / 4136 Bureau = $147 / 7179 Bureau mirror = $35 / Dressing table 100 / Mirror over dressing table 125 / Bed side table 48.00." Blind stamped in lower left corner is: "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."


Descriptive Terms

wall mirrors
chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
dressing tables
beds (furniture)
night tables
design drawings
renderings (drawings)
perspective views

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches)

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Collection Name

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

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Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)
perspective views

Description Level