Toilet Table and Mirror

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of dressing table and mirror is shown; top plan of table is also present. Empire-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form with ovolo corners; overhanging top with molded edge; tall splashboard with recessed shelf with bowed center above supported by large carved scrolls at each end; case with two shallow drawers with bail handles on either side of shallow central panel; shaped skirt and central carved cartouche and garlands; columnar stiles with carved swags and garlands; and tapered reeded legs with foliate carving at top. Queen Anne-style rectangular mirror frame has curving crest with central carved shell and molded rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (11 1/8 x 5 3/4 nches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.016.002

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