Toilet Table and Mirror

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Front view of dressing table and attached mirror is shown; top plan of table is also shown. Empire-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form with rounded front corners; narrow splashboard with carved scrolled ends and rectangular central plaque; overhanging top with molded edge; one tier with two drawers flanking a center panel with inlaid or carved fruit basket; round drawer pulls; large acorn-shaped drop pendants on front corners; large vasiform turned pedestal with carved acanthus leaves at bottom and stepped ringed base with egg-and-dart molding on lower edge; round pedestal base; and four scrolled legs with metal feet and casters. Round mirror frame has two curved supporting arms with feather-like carving attached to center to splashboard; eagle-head finials; and egg-and-dart molding at base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
tables (support furniture)
mirrors
pedestal tables
Neoclassical
Empire (style)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 x 5 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.011.001

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