"Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; backboard with two shallow drawers with curved fronts on each end; case with four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement;lower two drawers with slightly recessed bowfronts; freestanding columnar stiles with ring turnings at top and bottom; straight skirt; and short tapered reeded round legs with casters. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to bureau at backboard between drawers by two supporting reeded columnar arms with turned urn finials. Title, design notes, "40720 / A. J. Croll" and "11963" 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 and colored pencil (9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.021.002

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