"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has serpentine front with canted corners; overhanging top with molded edge; four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement; key escutcheons on lower two drawers; stiles with carved acanthus leaves and scrolling foliage; and cabriole legs with foliate carved knees, scrolling front brackets and scroll toe feet. Rectangular mirror frame has gentle serpentine curved top; reverse serpentine curved sides and bottom; carved scrolls; and carved shell and foliage motif at top. Mirror is secured to case at bottom with scrolling bracketed backboard. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil and colored pencil (11 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.005.001

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