"Writing Desk of Mahogany "

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-305909

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view of two desks is shown; plan of interior compartments is also provided. Each Chippendale-style blockfront desk has hinged slant-front which opens to reveal an interior writing surface, drawers and pigeonholes; two lopers with round pulls; three drawers with key escutcheons, bail handles and bat-wing plates; molded lower edge; and ogee brackets with ball-and-claw feet. Desks are identical with two exceptions: the slant-front lid of one has carved panels and shell. This desk also has spiral-turned half-columns on the two front edges. Title and "#77" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
fall-front desks
slant-front desks
blockfront (shape)
Chippendale
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.007.001

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