"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" 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; scrolled backboard; four graduated drawers with bail handles and key escutcheons; and stiles with carved volutes extending into scroll toe and peg feet. Rectangular mirror frame has gently curved frame with carved central cartouche and foliage on crest rail and is attached to two cruved arms which extend from backboard. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressers (chests of drawers)
mirrors
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (8 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.004.004

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Other People

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Description Level

Item