"Dressing Table of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Table of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Neoclassical-style dressing table has bowed center section with four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles; rectangular plaque between two top drawers with inlaid basket of fruit and foliate swags; two taller cupboards with sliding tray drawers, one on each side of center case; shaped backboard; inlaid patarae on cupboard doors, bellflowers on stiles, and stringing on drawer fronts; and narrow tapered legs with cuffed feet. Rectangular wall mirror has projecting upper corners; carved foliate wreath with bowknot and garlands on top; and carved swags on bottom. Title, design notes and "J. J. Albright" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.019.001

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