"Desk of Dark Oak in Billiard Room"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1907, undated

GUSN

GUSN-305908

Description

Design drawing titled "Desk of Dark Oak in Billiard Room" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Renaissance Revival-style desk has one rectangular case;with hinged slant front; shallow recessed shelf above case supported by two scrolled brackets and a center column; carved acorn drop pendants on bottom corners of case; vasiform pedestal support; and a cross-shaped base with carved scrolled arms.. Desk has elaborate carving including intricate moldings on shelf edge and slant-front lid; foliate scrolls and rosettes on shelf brackets; palmettes, swirled fluting and acanthus leaves on pedestal; and foliage and scrolls on base. Slant-front lid and sides of case have scenes of sailing vessels; there is no indication of whether these scenes are painted, inlaid or carved. Title, design notes and "Geo. Eastman" are handwritten on drawing. Notation refers to George Eastman of Rochester, NY.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.006.002

Date Notes

Date os based on date of other furniture made for George Eastman of a similsr style.

Places

Rochester (Monroe county, New York state)

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Other People

Eastman, George, 1854-1932

Description Level

Item