"Red Mahogany Toilet Table"

Description

Design drawing titled "Red Mahogany Toilet Table" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of dressing table and attached mirror is shown; top plan of table is also shown. Neoclassical-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form with oxbow front edge; narrow splashboard with carved scrolled ends; overhanging top; two sets of two shallow drawers with bail handles flanking center panel; inlaid, painted or carved bellflower and ribbon garland and swag on center panel; tapered round reeded legs; and cylindrical feet. Oval mirror frame has two tapered columnar supporting arms with urn finials and stepped bases. Title, design notes, "Made for Mrs. Woodworth 31923" and "11345" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
tables (support furniture)
mirrors
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 x 5 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.010.001

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