"Chest of Drawers"


Design drawing titled "Chest of Drawers" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Rectangular chest of drawers has overhanging top with projecting front corners and molded edge; four drawers with bail handles in a two-over-two arrangement; carved foliate wreath between top two drawers; key escutcheons on lower drawers; recessed panels on sides; carved molding bordering drawer fronts and side panels; straight skirt with carved scrolled drop ornament at front center; carved top corner blocks in front followed by freestanding tapered round reeded columns with carved acanthus leaves at base and plain corner blocks at bottom; and tapered square feet with carved acanthus leaves. Title is handwritten on drawing but is partially cut off.


Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
dressers (cupboards)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (5 1/4 x 7 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level