Bureau

Description

Untitled design drawing 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 concave middle portion and carved scrolled ends; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on top drawer and bail handles on lower drawers; reeded columnar stiles with carved foliate motifs at top; straight skirt with small scrolled brackets at front feet; and tapered cylindrical feet with carved cuffs. Oval mirror has narrow frame with carved molding and is attached to backboard by two tapered reeded columnar supports with pineapple finials. Design notes and "11604" 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 (10 x 5 3/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.038.001

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