"Bureau of Mahogany and Brass"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany and Brass" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular dresser has overhanging top with ovolo corners and molded edge; shallow backboard; five drawers with round pulls in a three-over-two arrangement; straight skirt; round columnar front stiles; and short tapered reeded legs with small ball feet. Rectangular mirror frame has demilune pediment and is attached to dresser by two round columnar supports with pineapple finials. Brass ornamentation may include: foliate motifs on drawers; stile capitals; fluted legs and finials. 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 (7 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.007.003

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