"Writing Table of Mahogany and Inlay"

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Table of Mahogany and Inlay" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Writing desk has rectangular overhanging top; two drawers with bail handles on each side of a wide shallow center drawer; branch veneer on center drawer front; and four tapered square legs with cuffed feet. Backboard at rear of top has arched center with a vertical storage compartment with two slots at each end. Inlaid decoration includes kylix on backboard; stringing on drawer fronts and legs; and bellflowers on stiles and legs. Title, design notes, "For Mrs. Mandell" and "Detail No. 11468" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing tables
writing desks
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.030.003

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