Bureau and Mirror #12645 and Bureau #468

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1913-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-314586

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Description

Black-and-white photograph of two bureaus, one with an attached mirror. First rectangular bureau has upper recessed compartment with two shallow drawers with round rosette pulls in one tier; stiles with ring turnings; overhanging top with ovolo corners; and a narrow backboard. Lower case of bureau has overhanging top with ovolo corners; four drawers with round rosette pulls; columnar stiles with ovoid and ring turnings above reeded columns; straight skirt; and short legs with ring and ovoid turnings. Rectangular mirror is supported by two elongated carved vasiform arms with pineapple finials; arms attach to backboard of top compartment. The other Neoclassical-style bowfront bureau has overhanging top; four drawers with branch veneer, bail handles and oval backplates; curved front skirt; bracket feet; and inlaid stringing on drawer fronts and skirt. Handwritten notes on page include wood type, dimensions, and A. H. Davenport Co. detail numbers 12645 and 468.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
mirrors
photographs
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

1 black-and-white photograph (7 3/16 x 9 3/16 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.005.235

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs
black-and-white photographs

Description Level

Item

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