Tester Bed for The White House

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1905-06-05

GUSN

GUSN-304377

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Description

Design drawing titled "Bed of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Neoclassical-style double tester bed has rectangular headboard with carved rope motifs forming a serpentine crest; rectangular footboard with two recessed panels; four turned posts with upper vasiform sections, middle urns, and square bases with elaborate carving throughout including rosettes, acanthus leaves, bell flowers, garlands and swags; short turned and carved vasiform legs with cuffs and terminating in casters; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester has flat top, molded cornice, frieze with carved rosettes at ends and central carved basket of fruit with swags, and is shown with a fabric valence. Title, "3464, " "White House" and "June 5, 05" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
double beds
tester beds
Neoclassical
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.022.001

Places

Washington (DC)

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item

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