"Bureau of Mahog."

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahog." rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has overhanging top; recessed rectangular compartment on top with three shallow drawers; narrow backboard flanking top compartment; five drawers with bail handles in a three-over-two arrangement; key escutcheons on center and lower drawers; square stiles; straight apron; tapered cuffed feet; and inlaid or painted decoration including swags on top center drawer front, and bellflowers and stringing on stiles. Oval mirror is supported by two curving arms with brass urn finials; arm brackets are attached to top compartment. Title, design notes, "A. C. Burrage / Stock 37881" and "11910" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
bowfront
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.020.003

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