"Piano Bench of Gold"

Description

Design drawing titled "Piano Bench of Gold" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Empire-style rectangular bench has upholstered cushion; straight apron with carved rosettes at corners and intricate moldings on sides; four tapered reeded round legs with carved acanthus leavesa at top and palmettes at bottom; and tapered cylindrical feet. Title, design notes and "11325" are handwritten on drawing. Also are handwritten is: "Made for B. R. Menom N. Y. 13623 Job 39959 / " " W. F. Sheehan " 12286 " 37922." B. R. Menom may actually refer to B. R. Merwin.

Details

Descriptive Terms

benches (furniture)
piano benches
Empire (style)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (4 1/2 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.007.003.005

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