"Mhg. Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Mhg. Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront dresser or bureau has overhanging top; shallow backboard with concave corners; six drawers with bail handles in a three-over-three graduated arrangment; front stiles with inlaid or painted bellflowers and stringing; inlaid or painted foliate motif on top center drawer; and short turned feet. Rectangular mirror has arched pediment with foliate motif at top and is attached to dresser by two square fluted supporting arms with pineapple finials. Title is handwritten on drawing as are the following two notes: "for Miss Brayton / Mr. Hutchins order detailed by Jackson," and "Drawing from / which this / tracing was / made is in / Bureau folio / marked / Mhg Bureau for / Mrs. Babbott."

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
mirrors
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (12 x 7 7/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.001.002

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