Watercolor -- Secretary Bookcase


Untitled design drawing rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front and side views of a secretary bookcase are shown. Rectangular desk section has tall back and side board with shaped edges; two recessed shallow drawers with round pulls attached to back and side boards and also supported by columns in front; overhanging top with molded edge; three drawers with bail handles on each side of shallow center drawer with shaped skirt and carved or inlaid central cartouche with garlands; and tapered square legs with cuffed feet. Rectangular bookcase has broken scroll pediment; cornice with dentil molding; fluted pilasters with small turned finials; and two glass doors with muntins arranged in an fanlight above a rectangular grid. Bookcase is attached to desk atop recessed drawers.


Descriptive Terms

secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (8 x 7 7/8 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)
Possibly Irving & Casson
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Description Level