"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular dresser has serpentine front with canted corners; overhanging top with molded edge; shallow backboard with concave corners; three drawers with bail handles and carved moldingaround edges; carved front stiles; serpentine front skirt with central carved shell and foliage; molded panels on sides; and cabriole legs with foliate carved knees and scroll toe and peg feet. Rectangular mirror frame has arched crest; projecting corners; and carved ornament at top. Mirror is attached at base to backboard. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (6 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.005.003

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