Bureau

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top with molded edge and front ovolo corners; backboard with concave ends; five drawers with bail handles in a two-over-three arrangement; rectangular plaque between two top drawers with carved basket of fruit; straight skirt; columnar front stiles with carved crosshatched motif at top and carved acanthus leaves, turned rings and cylinder at bottom; ovoid front feet wth cuffs; and simple bracket rear feet. Rectangular mirror with arched crest is attached to backboard by two tapered round columnar supports with turned finials and carved acanthus leaves at bottom. "Mrs. Mandell" and "11265" 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 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.040.003

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