"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has overhanging top; shallow backboard with concave corners; four graduated drawers with bail handles; square stiles with carved twist molding; straight skirt; and turned ovoid feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror frame has arched pediment, carved twist molding on perimeter, and carved rosettes in corners. Mirror is attached to dresser by two fluted square supports with carved rosettes at top and pineapple finials. 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 (10 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.007.001

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