"Toilet Table of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Toilet Table of Mahogany" rendered in pencil and watercolor. Perspective view is shown of Rococo-style toilet table and mirror above. Gilded rectangular mirror frame has a carved and deeply curved top and carved scroll motifs at the bottom corners. Dressing table has a rectangular overhanging top; low backsplash with concave corners which supports the mirror; two shallow drawers on each side with metal bail handles; carved undulating skirt with carved central shell; cabriole legs with ornately carved knees; and scroll feet. Title and dimensions are hand printed in pencil. Stamped at the lower left corner is "Return to A. H. Davenport Co., / 96 Washington St., Boston, Mass." Drawing has been affixed to cardboard.


Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (16 1/2 x 12 3/4 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