"Toilet Table (Mahogany Decorated)"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-305647

Description

Design drawing titled "Toilet Table (Mahogany Deocrated)" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views of dressing table and attached mirror are shown. Neoclassical-style toilet or dressing table has rectangular form; overhanging top; two projecting drawers flanking shallower center drawer; curved brackets below center drawer; and tapered square legs with cuffs. Shield-shaped mirror frame has carved starburst demilune crest and is supported by two columnar arms with ovoid finials. Each arm attaches to recessed shallow drawers on top of table with curved and shaped bracket above; two drawers are joined with piece conforming to bottom of mirror. Extensive painted or inlaid decorative motifs over entire piece include bellflowers, baskets of flowers, garlands, swags, and bows.Title and "Det.11844" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.013.022.001

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