Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Desk has recessed top case with two drawers and eighteen pigeonholes; curved sides above writing surface; rectangular overhanging top with carved molded edge; two banks of four drawers with bail handles; retractable writing surface above each set of drawers; shallow center drawer; and base. Elaborate carving adorns desk including egg-and-dart molding on front top edges and top of side panels; scrolls, rosettes and carved fruit garlands on sides; carved foliate and geometric motifs on front stiles; cartouche, foliage and intertwined molding on center drawer front; and two large projecting fluted scrolls carved with foliate motifs at lower front. "Prudential Ins. Co. Pres. Office N. Y. O. 14480" and "2198 / 41325" are handwritten on drawing. The date "1902" is also handwritten.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.015.001

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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