"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular dresser has deep case with bowed front; overhanging top with molded rim; narrow backboard; four drawers with bail handles with two shallow drawers in one tier above two deeper drawerst; key escutcheons on lower drawers; center panel between two top drawers with carved, painted or inlaid basket of foliage in oval cartouche; reeded or fluted front stiles; sides resting on rectangular block bases; front skirt with molded lower edge and scroll brackets at corners. Rectangular mirror has curved dome-shaped crest and is attached to backboard of bureau by two tapered square supporting arms with ovoid finials. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.015.002

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