"Mahogany Desk"

Description

Design drawing titled "Mahogany Desk" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of interior arrangement of pigeonholes is also provided. Chippendale-style desk has hinged slant-front which opens to reveal an interior writing surface, drawers and pigeonholes; two lopers with round pulls; four graduated drawers with key escutcheons and round cut glass knobs; molded lower edge; ogee spur brackets with ball-and-claw feet. Title, design notes, and "For Mrs. Andrew H. Potter" and "detail changed & sent to factory / Sept. 18 - 1906" 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 (8 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.005.002

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