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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.
1 design drawing in pencil (6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches)
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)