"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular bowfront dresser has overhanging top; backboard with concave corners; five drawers with bail handles in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular panel between two top drawers with urn and garland decorations; key escutcheons on lower three drawers; straight skirt; square front stiles with bellflower spray and rosettes in corner blocks at base; and tapered cylindrical feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror has arched pediment; wide frame with protruding corners; and carved shell ornament at top. Mirror is attached to bureau by two square fluted side supports with pineapple 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 (10 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.010.001

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