Bureau

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front and side views are shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement; straight skirt; square stiles with carved, painted or inlaid trefoil motif and stringing; and tapered cylindrical feet wtih cuffs. Rectangular mirror has curved crest rail with carved scrolls and volutes flanking a chreub face at top; carved molding on inside perimeter. Mirror extends the full width of the bureau and is attached to the rear of the bureau top. Title, design notes, "Mr. Edwards" and "Det 16 Jan. 1903" 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 (7 x 10 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.039.001

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