"Bureau of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement with top two drawers having projecting curved fronts; stiles formed of turned spiral twist columns; straight skirt; turned ovoid rear feet; and carved paw feet in front. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to bureau by two S-shaped scrolled arms atop a long shallow base at rear of bureau. Title, design notes, "For Mr. J. G. Cannon / N. Y. Order No. 21139, " "12371" and "Detailed Oct. 10 - 08 - J. P. H." are handwritten on drawing. J. P. H refers to James P. Harrington, a designer employed by A. H. Davenport Co.


Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (chests of drawers)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level


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