"Desk Painted White & Gold"

Description

Design drawing titled "Desk Painted White & Gold" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Fall-front desk has upper section with curving, arched crest, carved volutes and molding; one recessed upper shelf with concave front supported by two Ionic columns atop fall-front-cabinet; molded top edge on cabinet; one shallow drawer with two round pulls and key escutcheon below cabinet; four square legs; lower shelf with concave front above turned feet. Front of cabinet and drawer have painted Neoclassical-style decoration including basket of flowers, swags and garlands. Title, design notes, "Made for W. C. Whitney," "11356" and "N. Y. 3395 / Job 17432" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
fall-front desks
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.001.001

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