Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular pedestal desk has overhanging top with carved molded edge; deep frieze with molded bottom edge and retractable writing surface at each side; two pedestals, each with four drawers with bail handles on one side of desk and a cupboard on the other, that rest on bases with molded top edges; carved interwined spiral molding on inner vertical edges of pedestals; sides with carved corners on frieze, rectangular panel with carved molding in center, and two large projecting fluted scrolls carved with foliate motifs. "Prudential Ins. Co. / Pres. Office / N. Y. O. 14480" and "2222 / 41323" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
pedestal desks
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.011.001

Date Notes

Date is base on that shown on companion piece CC010.001.010.015.001.

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

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