"Green & White Bureau"

Description

Design drawing titled "Green & White Bureau" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; narrow backboard with concave ends and molded top edge; four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles on lower drawers; painted or carved foliate motifs on top drawer fronts; straight skirt; stiles with rectangular corner blocks above tapered columns with ring turnings at top and carved acanthus leaves at bottom; square blocks with rosettes below stiles; and tapered carved feet. Rectangular mirror has arched crest with carved foliate motif at top and rosettes in corners. Mirror is attached to backboard by two tapered round columnar supports with carved finials. Title, design notes, "N. W. Aldritch 40950" and "11930" 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 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.041.002

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