"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; narrow backbaord with concave corners; five drawers in a two-over-three arrangement with top tier of two drawers projecting slightly; round glass knobs and key escutcheons on lower drawers; stiles in the form of Ionic columns; straight skirt; and short tapered round legs with cuffs. Oval mirror with narrow frame is supported by two S-shaped arm supports which attach to backboard. Title and design notes 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 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.016.003

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