Writing Desk

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Neoclassical-style writing desk has rectangular form; recessed upper case with flat top and molded cornice; two recessed side cupboards wtith inlaid borders and central oval cartouches with a female profile in each; three shallow drawers wiith round pulls at top between cupboards and above a void; top of lower case with molded rim; lower case with two drawers with bail handles on each side of wide shallow center drawer; inlaid cartouche on center drawer front; four tapered round legs with inlaid stringing and bellflowers; and cuffed feet. "Geo. Draper" is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing desks
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 x 10 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.033.005

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