"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular bureau or dresser has overhanging top; shallow backboard; four drawers with bail handles and key escutcheons; straight skirt with molded edges; square front stiles with bellflower spray and carved rosettes in corner blocks at base; and tapered carved square feet. Rectangular mirror has narrow frame and is attached to bureau by two square fluted columnar supports with urn finials. Title, design notes, "For / J. Stillman / N. Y. Order / No. 7865" and "11595" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.011.001

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