"Bureau of Mahogany and Gilt Brass"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307008

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahotany and Gilt Brass" rendered in ink on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular dresser has overhanging top; backboard with concave corners; apron with oval patarae on corner bloacks and foliate garlands at center; two drawers with round pulls and key excutcheons; square stiles with carved female bust at top; straight skirt with geometic motif at center; and block feet with palmettes. Oval mirror frame has beaded interior molding and is attached to dresser by two columnar supports with pineapple finials. Applied brass ornamentation may include items such as finials, apron patarae and central design, skirt decoration and palmettes. 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 ink (7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.008.003

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