"Secretary of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Secretary 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 three urn finials; upper case with two interior shelves, glass doors, and wood muntins arranged in an arched pattern; lower case with hinged slant-front with key escutcheon concealing an inner writing surface, eleven pigeonholes, two visible drawers, and one secret drawer; two lopers with round pulls; three graduated drawers with key escutcheon, two bail handles and oval plates on each; shaped skirt; and bracket feet. Title, design notes, "Miss Chalfant" and "Det. Nov. 21 - 1903 R. B." are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
desks
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.004.003

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