Bureau with Mirror

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top with molded edge; narrow backboard; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on upper drawers and bail handles on lower drawers; square stiles; straight skirt; tapered square feet; and brass inlay trim on drawer fronts and stiles. Oval mirror has brass inlay trim on frame and is attached to backboard by two tapered square columnar arms with carved pineapple finials. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing. Stamped in lower left corner but partially cut off is: "To be returned to / A. H. Davenport, / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (7 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

CC010.001.012.028.001

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