"Writing Table"


Design drawing titled "Writing Table" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of writing desk and side chair are shown; top plan of desk is also provided. Writing desk has straight front and bowed back; recessed upper case with two side cupboards separated by three shallow drawers above a void; diamond motifs on cupboard doors; lower case with two drawers with round pulls on each side of a shallow shaped apron; stiles with foliate motifs and molded edges; four faceted vasiform legs; and carved block feet. Side chair has balloon-shaped back with arched crest and pierced splat; plank seat; four legs with faceted vasiform and block turnings; stretcher; and ovoid feet. Title, "43657" and "For R. W. Williamson / detailed July 23 by K" are handwritten on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

writing desks
writing tables
chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 x 7 3/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level