"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular dresser has overhanging top with molded edge; shallow backboard; four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement; square stiles with inlaid or painted bellflowers and stringing; straight skirt; and tapered reeded feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror frame has demilune pediment with carved ribbon and bow motif at top and is attached to dresser by two reeded columnar supports with turned finials and carved acanthus leaves at base. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.007.004

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