"Dressing Case of Oak"

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Case of Oak" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bureau or dressing case has two banks of drawers flanking a full-length mirror. Each side section has backboard; overhanging top with molded edge; four drawers with bail handles; and rectangular base with molded rim. Large rectangular mirror has wide frame; carved geometric motifs on top and sides of frame down to height of flanking drawers; narrow shelf at base with molded top rim. Large scrolled brackets atop backboard help support mirror and are carved with rosettes and foliate motifs. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.034.001

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