"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular bureau or dresser has front side with center bowed section flanked by half-serpentine curved sections with canted front corners; overhanging top with molded edge; curved and scrolled backboard; three graduated drawers with bail handles and key escutcheons; shaped skirt with carved scrolls on three sides; curved feet with foliate carving; and scroll toe and peg feet. Oval mirror has carved bow and ribbon motif at top and is attached to dresser by two curved and scrolled arms secured to backboard by brackets with carved crosshatched surface. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressers (chests of drawers)
mirrors
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (6 5/8 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.004.003

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