Bureau

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; tall backboard with curved ends; two narrow drawers on either side of wide cupboard with two hinged doors; two wide drawers in one tier below; rectangular base with molded rim; square recessed panels on sides; and carved circular foliate medallion at center of two cupboard doors. Large three-part rectangular mirror is attached to bureau at backboard and has stationary middle mirror and two shorter moveable side mirrors; narrow plain frame; and reeded columnar support with carved finial at each side. Design notes are handwritten on drawing. Company name and address had been stamped at lower left corner but has been cut off.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.035.001

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