Rolltop Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rolltop desk has one recessed tier of four shallow drawers with round pulls on top; rolltop lid concealing interior compartment with writing surface and a variety of pigeonholes and shallow drawers; overhanging top with molded edge; two banks of four drawers with bail handles; one central shallow drawer with inlaid foliate garland motif; ogee brackets with ball-and-claw feet; and inlaid stringing on drawer fronts and side panels. Design notes and "Mrs. F. L. Babbot" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
rolltop desks
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (6 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.012.001

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