"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Empire-style rectangular dresser has overhanging top and projecting front corners; backboard with concave corners and molded top rim; two drawers in one tier that extend beyond three lower recessed drawers; round pulls on all drawers; rectangular panel between two top drawers with fruit basket decoration; key escutcheons on lower three drawers; freestanding ring turnings and tapered columnar stiles with reeding extending from underside of projecting drawers; straight skirt; and tapered cylindrical feet with ring turnings and carved acanthus leaves. Oval mirror with a narrow frame is supported by two large S-shaped scrolled arrms with carved foliage attached to backboard. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.015.001

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