"Bureau of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top of bureau is also provided. Rectangular bureau has canted front corners; overhanging top with molded edge; backboard with concave corners; four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles; key escutcheons on two lower drawers; canted stiles with carved ornamentation; shaped serpentine skirt with carved center scrolls; and rectangular carved block feet. Rectangular wall mirror frame has shaped arched crest; carved and gilded center shell and foliate garlands; and beaded interior molding. Title and design notes handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.026.001

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