"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular dresser has recessed top compartment with three shallow drawers having round pulls; overhanging top; projecting top drawer with curved front and central carved leaf motif, followed by three slightly recessed graduated drawers with bail handles and bat wing backplates; freestanding reeded columnar stiles with carved acanthus leaf turnings above; straight skirt with curved front; and short feet on casters with foliate carving. Rectangular mirror with a narrow frame is supported by two large S-shaped scrolled arrms with carved foliage and rosettes attached to bracket on backboard. 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 pencil (9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.015.003

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