"Dressing Table of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Table of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Neoclassical-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form; narrow splashboard with concave corners; overhanging top with molded edge; two sets of two shallow drawers flanking center drawer; carved or inlaid klyix, garland and swag on center drawer; columnar stiles with carved crosshatch pattern; vasiform turned legs with carved foliate motif at top and cuffs; and ovoid feet. Rectangular mirror frame has demi-lune arched top and two tapered columnar supporting arms with pineapple finials. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.011.003

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