"Writing Table of Circassian Walnut"

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Table of Circassian Walnut" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown; plan of top is also provided. Writing table has rectangular form with slightly bowed section at each side of front; overhanging top with molded edge; two drawers with round pulls on each side of central shallow drawer; andf tapered square legs terminating in spade feet. Two recessed tiers of drawers and pigeonholes is on top of table. Inlaid ornamentation includes stringing on legs and drawer fronts, oval paterae above legs, bellflowers on stiles and basket of fruit of center drawer front. Title, design notes, "Inlaid with Ebony & Satinwood," "H. L. Pratt 48449" and "7647" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing tables
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.024.001

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