"Large Chest of Drawers Painted White & Decorated"

Description

Design drawing titled "Large Chest of Drawers Painted White & Decorated" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Neoclassical-style rectangular chest-on-chest has upper case with flat top; molded and carved cornice; center rectangular plaque with painted kylix on frieze; two hinged cupboard doors with recessed panels on doors; painted bellflowers on stiles; elaborate painted decoration on doors including garlands, swags, scrolls, vases; and an oval cartouche; and a molded bottom edge. Lower case has four drawers in a two-over-two arrangement; bail handles and key escutcheons on two lower drawers; painted baskets with foliate garlands on top drawer fronts; square stiles with painted bellflowers; straight skirt; and tapered square feet. Title, design notes, "For Mrs. E. D. Godfrey / N. Y. 16794 45454" and "195" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests of drawers
chests-on-chests
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.046.002

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