"Mahogany Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Mahogany Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style bowfront bureau has overhanging top with ovolo front corners; backboard with rolled top and shaped ends on back and part of sides; five drawers in a two-over-three arrangement; inlaid or painted swags and bellflowers on top two drawer fronts; bail handles on lower three drawers; reeded columnar stiles between turned carved ornaments; straight skirt; turned ovoid front feet; and simple bracket rear feet. Round mirror is secured to backboard by two tapered columns with turned finials and rectangular blocks at base. Title, design notes, "Made for J. L. Jones N. Y. 11870 / Job 36497" and "11312" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 1/4 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.019.003

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