"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 and key escutcheons; square stiles with carved twist molding; straight skirt; and tapered feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror frame has carved bowknot and ribbon swag ornament at top, carved twist molding on perimeter, and carved rosettes at corners. Mirror is attached to dresser by two fluted 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

CC010.001.012.008.002

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