Watercolor -- Cabinet-on-Stand and Tall Case Clock

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in watercolor. Drawing is divided into two sections. Left portion depicts front and side views of a Renaissance Revival-style cabinet-on-stand; the right portion depicts front and side views of a Renaissance Revival-style tall case clock. Cabinet-on-stand has square mirror with a heavily carved rectangular frame attached to rear of cabinet top. Mirror frame has flat top with molded edge; carved cup-and-ball shaped finials; frieze with carved circular pattern and foliate carved corners; half columns with spiral twist and Ionic-style capitals on either side of mirror; and carved griffins standing between column bases and cabinet top. Cabinet has flat top with molded edge and carved border; sides and two cabinet doors with projecting rectangular panels carved with quatrefoils; projecting columns in the form of standing griffins flanking each door; elaborately carved bottom rail with foliate and geometric patterns; lower backboard with recessed panels; shelf below with carved edges; carved front legs with fluted cup turnings; and flattened bun feet. Tall case clock has rectangular bonnet with curved top; two carved griffins flanking a heraldic crest atop bonnet; two standing griffins flanking bonnet sides; and circular clock face. Waist section of clock has long rectangular glass window with arched top and bottom; side columns with spiral twists below carved foliate and turned ball elements; and large carved moldings at top and bottom. Rectangular base has carved scroll motif in center recessed panel, large carved bottom molding; scrolled skirt and large paw feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chests on frames
mirrors
clocks
tall case clocks
griffins
Renaissance Revival
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (9 7/8 x 17 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2014

Reference Code

CC011.011.011

Record Details

Originator

Probably 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

Item