"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of bureau is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has overhanging top with molded edge; low backboard with concave corners; four drawers; inlaid klyix on top drawer; square stiles with inlaid bellflowers; straight skirt; and tapered feet with cuffs. Oval mirror has narrow frame and is supported by two turned tapered column which attach to backboard of bureau and have ovoid finials. Title, design notes, "For W. R.. Holmes" and "11584" 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 (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.018.001

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