"Writing Desk or "Secretary" of Mahogany "Branch" Wood"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-305897

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Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk or "Secretary" of Mahogany "Branch" Wood" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Chippendale-style desk has hinged slant-front which opens to reveal an interior writing surface, drawers and pigeonholes; two lopers with round pulls; four drawers with key escutcheons, bail handles and bat-wing plates; molded lower edge; center carved drop ornament on skirt; ogee bracket rear feet; and ogee brackets with ball-and-claw feet in front. Title, design notes, and "Detail 4929" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/4 x 7 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.004.004

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

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