"Bed of French Walnut Made for C. Vanderbilt"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1907-02-19

GUSN

GUSN-304272

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Description

Design drawing titled "Bed of French Walnut Made for C. Vanderbilt" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Rococo Revival-style bed has tall arched headboard; low footboard and side boards with shaped skirts; and four short cabriole legs with ovoid feet. Bed is elaborateily carved including central shells, palmettes, scrolls, and foliate motifs on headboard, footboard and side boards, and palmettes and scrolls on legs. Title, design notes, "Chamber 9," "11482" and "Order 28053" are handwritten on drawing. Also written is "J. B. W. Feb. 19 - 1907."

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
Rococo Revival
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (5 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.002.001

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Other People

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Description Level

Item