"Dressing Case Etc. of Mahogany"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307131

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Case Etc. of Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Bureau has overhanging top with molded edge; center section with four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement rectangular panel between two top drawers with kylix motif; retractable sliding shelf above top drawers; cupboard on each side of center section, each with one hinged door, carved twist moldings on outer stiles, and rectangular carved recessed panels on cupboard doors; rectangular base with molded top rim; and sliding tray drawers inside cupboards. Large rectangular mirror has wide frame and is attached to top and flanked by two large rectangular supports with carved moldings at top. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 x 10 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.033.002

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