"Bed of Mahogany"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-304279

Description

Design drawing titled "Bed of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Rococo Revival-style bed has tall arched headboard with scrolled ends; footboard with straight crest rail, scrolled sides, and curving shaped skirt; side rails with shaped top edge; and short scrolled feet. Carved ornamentation includes: central carved shell at top of headboard and footboard; carved shell on footboard skirt; and acanthus leaves and other foliage throughout. Title, design notes, "5653" and "11509" are handwritten on drawing. Also handwritten is "Made of Sabricue for Mr. Taylor."

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
Rococo Revival
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (6 x 14 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.004.001

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item