Writing Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Writing desk has rectangular top with molded edge; two drawers with round pulls flanking a shallow center apron; and four tapered square legs with cuffed feet. Recessed compartment on three sides of top has fretwork gallery, nine pigeonholes, two shallow drawers and two bins with sloping lids. Inlaid or painted motifs including bellflowers on legs, foliate wreaths on bin lids; and basket with garlands and swags on drawer front.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing tables
writing desks
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.029.004

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