"Chest of Drawers"

Description

Design drawing titled "Chest of Drawers" rendered in ink on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular chest of drawers has curved center section flanked by half-serpentine sections; canted corners; conforming overhanging top; recessed compartment on top with three shallow drawers; case with three drawers on each side of center cupboard and three wide drawers below; scroll pull handles; cupboard with two hinged doors and carved scrolling border; canted stiles with carved ornaments at top; curved skirt with carved volutes and foliage; short cabriole legs with carved knees; and scroll toe feet with pegs. Rectangular mirror has curved crest with carved ornaments and is attached to backboard by two curving support arms attached to recessed drawers. Title is handwritten on drawing but is partially cut off.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
mirrors
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (9 x 6 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.042.001

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