"Bureau of Teak & Gold"


Design drawing titled "Bureau of Teak & Gold" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has bowed front; overhanging top; backboard with concave corners; four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement; key escutcheons on lower two drawers; straight skirt; square front stiles with molded edges; and tapered cylindrical feet with cuffs. Gilded rectangular mirror frame has arched pediment and carved fruit basket at top and is attached to dresser by two fluted round columnar supports with ovoid finials and carved acanthus leaves at bottom above rectangular blocks. Title, design notes, "J. B. W. / Feb. 25 - 1907," "Mirror 3173 / Bureau 2129" and "Made for Mrs. C. H. Starkweather Orders 46238 Mirror / 44375 Bureau" are handwritten on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil and colored pencil (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level