"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Tall narrow bureau has slightly bowed front; overhanging top with ovolo front corners; backboard; six drawers with rosette pulls and key escutcheons; reeded columnar front stiles with carved capitals; straight skirt; and tapered cylindrical feet with casters. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to bureau top by two tapered reeded supporting arms with turned finials. Title, design notes, "Made for Miss Ames 35476" and "11294" 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 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.019.002

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