"Secretary Desk of Mahogany"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-305891

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary Desk of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of interior pigeonhole arrangement is also provided. Neoclassical-style secretary-bookcase has broken scroll pediment with carved rosettes and central flame finial; upper case with three adjustable interior shelves, glass doors, wood muntins arranged in a geometric pattern, and molding at bottom; lower case with hinged slant-front with key escutcheon concealing an inner writing surface, ten pigeonholes, two visible drawers, and one secret drawer; two lopers with round pulls; three graduated drawers, each with key escutcheon, two bail handles and bat-wing plates; shaped skirt; and bracket feet. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
desks
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (11 x 9 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.003.001

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