"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in 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; shallow backboard with carved concave corners; three drawers with bail handles and key escutcheons; stiles with carved volutes; curved skirt with central carved foliate motif; and cabriole legs with foliate carved knees and scroll toe and peg feet. Rectangular mirror frame has gentle serpentine curved top with carved central ornament and carved scrolls at base which attaches to backboard. Title and design note 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 (13 x 6 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.005.002

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