"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 overhanging top and molded edge; shallow backboard; five drawers in a three-over-two arrangement; round pulls on top drawers and bail handles on lower drawers; square stiles; straight skirt; and short carved feet. Oval mirror with horizontal orientation has narrow frame and is attached to backboard by two tapered columnar supports with turned finials and carved acanthus leaves above a reeded section. Title, design notes, "Mr. Joshua Crane Jr. 31663" and "11922" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.038.004

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