Pencil Drawing -- Corner Cabinet


Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil of a corner cabinet. Perspective view is shown. Cabinet has two separate cases. Upper cabinet has broken arch pediment wth scrolled ends on either side of a flat plinth and upper cupboard with molded cornice, concave sides, two glass doors with muntins forming rectangular grids, and molded lower edge. Upper cabinet surmounts three-sided backboard with curved side edges and two columns at front corners with ring and slender vasiform turnings. Lower cabinet has concave sides and bowed front; one tier of shallow drawers above cupboard; three-sided backboard below; two front legs with fluted ball turnings; and stepped conforming base. Entire surface of cabinet is covered with painted decoration including swags, garlands, kylixes, scrolls and other Neoclassical-style motifs. Handwritten on drawing is "$375.00" and "Satinwood with Painted decoration New." Drawing is done on reverse side of stationery printed with "149A Tremont Street, Boston. / __________________ 188 ."


Descriptive Terms

corner cabinets
cabinets (case furniture)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 1/4 x 7 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level