"Bureau of White Mahog."

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of White Mahogany" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Bowfront bureau has ovolo front corners; overhanging top and molded edge; backboard with carved ends; three drawers in a graduated arrangement; carved swags on top drawer; round pulls on top drawer and bail handles with bat-wing backplates on lower drawers; reeded columnar stiles with carved foliate motif at top; straight skirt; and tapered cylindrical feet. Oval mirror has narrow frame with carved ribbon garland at top and is attached to backboard by two tapered reeded columnar supports with turned finials. Title, design notes, "Made for H. E. Converse 23710" and "11295" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.037.002

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