"Writing Table of Maple with Painted Decoration"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-306005

Description

Design drawing titled "Writing Table of Maple with Painted Decoration" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular writing table has overhanging top; short backboard with concave ends; three-tiered letter or paper holder with shaped sides at center of backboard; two shallow drawers with round pulls flanking a rectangular center panel; and four tapered square legs with cuffs and tapered feet. Painted decoration includes foliate motif on front of letter holder, garlands and swags on center panel, and stringing on drawer fronts and legs.Title, design notes, and "14243" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing tables
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (5 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.010.035.003

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