"Bureau of French Walnut"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of French Walnut" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dresser has slightly projecting front corners and front center section; overhanging marble top; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on three top drawers; bail handles and carved moldings on lower drawers; key escutcheons on center top and lower two drawers; skirt with dropped center rail; projecting square fluted front stiles with carved quatrefoils in blocks above; and tapered square fluted legs with cuffs and spade feet. Title, design notes, "Made for C. Vanderbilt Order 27951" and "11315" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 5/8 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.010.004

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Other People

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Description Level

Item