Four Post Bed of Mahogany and Maple

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-304385

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Description

Design drawing titled "Four Post Bed of Mahogany and Maple" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Neoclassical-style tester bed has arched headboard with carved basket of fruit at center top of molded crest rail; rectangular footboard; recessed white mahogany burl panels with ebony molding on headboard and footboard; posts with turned and carved upper reeded vasiform sections, middle reeded cylinders, and long rectangular bases; urn finials; short tapered reeded legs terminating in casters; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester has flat top and cornice with white mahogany burl egg-and-dart molding. Title, design notes and "11559" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
tester beds
Neoclassical
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.023.001

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item