"Writing Desk of Red Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Desk" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side view are shown. Neoclassical-style rectagular cylinder desk has flat top; frieze with inlaid or carved garlands and bellflowers; upper case with pigeonholes and other compartments; cylinder lid; sliding writing surface that extends as lid is opened; apron with inlaid or carved foliate motifs; and four tapered round legs with carved foliate motifs at top and above tapered feet. Title, design notes, "? Mrs. Norcross," "11907," and "Stock 12562" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing desks
cylinder desks and bookcases
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (5 x 7 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.033.004

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