"Revolving Bookcase of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing with two views titled "Revolving Bookcase of Mahogany." Front view is rendered in pencil and watercolor; top view is in pencil only. Circular revolving bookcase has two levels of shelves; a columnar pedestal; and a cruciform base terminating in lion's-head feet on casters. Shelf partitions have painted or carved ornamentation including an oval cartouche with a female profile. Title, dimensions and "3398" are handwritten on drawing. Embossed at the lower left corner is: "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass." Drawing is mounted on cardboard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bookshelves
bookcases
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001.006.005

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level

Item