Slant-front Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Desk has wood gallery railing on top of case; hinged slant-front with key escutcheon and painted or inlaid cartouche and garlands concealing an inner writing surface; two lopers with round pulls; two drawers with bail handles flanking a shallow center drawer and shaped apron; lower shelf with gallery railing and concave front; and four tapered square legs with cuffs. "Mrs. D. A. Taggart" is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
fall-front desks
slant-front desks
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.004.002

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