Watercolor -- "Mantel and Glass"


Design drawing titled "Mantle and Glass" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front view of an interior wall is shown. High wall has cove crown molding; rectangular framed wall panels; chair rail with narrow rectangular panels below; and baseboard with molded top edge. Center portion of the wall projects outward and contains a fireplace with a surround and overmantel mirror. Fireplace surround has a shallow mantel with molded edge; plain frieze with molded edges; architrave with painted or tile stylized floral motif; two rectangular projecting columns flanking fireplace opening; and stylized flower and foliage carvings at top of columns. A very large rectangular mirror is atop fireplace; muntins form ten shallow rectangles at top of mirror. Mirror frame has row of carved stylized floral motifs in crest rail and stylized floral and foliate carvings at top of each stile. Tops of flower carvings drape over a large rod with a scalloped edge carved piece at center.
Two lighting fixtures with round shades project from arms attached to sides of mirror frame. Title is handwritten on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

interior design
overmantel mirrors
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (17 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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