"Bureau of Mahogany and Gold"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany and Gold" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular bureau 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 fruit basket and garland decorations; skirt with central carved shell and scroll ornament; square fluted front stiles with carved blocks at bottom; and tapered carved feet. Rectangular wall mirror has arched pediment; protruding corners; and gilded carved molding and top foliate ornament. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
mirrors
wall 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

CC010.001.012.010.002

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