"Bureau of Maple with Painted Decoration"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307158

Description

Design drawing titled "Bureau of Maple with Painted Decoration" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular bureau has overhanging top; shallow backboard with shaped ends; five drawers with round pulls in a two-over-three arrangement; straight skirt; square stiles; and tapered square feet with cuffs. Rectangular mirror has narrow frame with shaped crest and is attached to backboard by two tapered square columnar supports with urn finials. Painted decoration includes garlands and swags on rectangular panel between top drawers; bellflowers on stiles; garlands on mirror crest; and stringing over entire surface. Title and "14166" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.041.003

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