"Bureau and Glass of White Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau and Glass of White Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of bureau or low chest and wall mirror is shown; plan of top of bureau is also provided. Neoclassical-style bowfront bureau has overhanging top with molded carved edge; five drawers in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular panel between two top drawers with inlaid bowknots, garlands and swags; round pulls on top drawers; bail handles, oval back plates and key escutcheons on three lower drawers; straight skirt; and carved bracket feet. Gilded rectangular mirror frame has carved interior molding; ornately carved broken scroll pediment with inlaid garlands, swags and foliate motifs and an urn finial; and swags on bottom. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.017.003

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