"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top and partial side detail are also provided. Bowfront bureau has overhanging top with ovolo corners and molded edge; backboard which extends partially on sides and has concave ends; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; reeded columnar stiles with carved capitals; straight skirt; and short round feet with casters. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to bureau at backboard by two supporting reeded columnar arms with turned finials. Title, design notes, "For Miss Ames 32965" and "11952" 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 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.021.001

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