Watercolor -- Renaissance Revival-style Cabinets


Untitled design drawing rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front view of two Renaissance Revival-style cabinets is shown. Left piece has upper case with projecting center section; flat top with molded edge; large carved cornice; frieze with carved scrollwork flanked by heads of griffins or other beasts at each end; three cupboards with paneled insets on doors and spiral twist columns at each end; three shallow drawers with carved scrolls on fronts and griffin head on middle drawer; large carved lower apron; backboard; four front legs with carved rectangular blocks at top and ring and ball turnings below; shelf or srtetcher with heavy carved edge; and bun feet in front. Other cabinet has straight pediment with center arch and carved open scrolls above; carved frieze; upper case with two cupbard doors having recessed carved panels; and flanking stiles with carvings of female nudes. Cupboard is supported by carved backboard and two turned columnar supports in front. Lower section has flat top with molded edge and carved skirt which is supported by backboard and two large carved griffins on top, stretcher of shelf with large carved edge, and bun feet.


Descriptive Terms

chests on frames
cabinets (case furniture)
Renaissance Revival
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 1/8 x 15 3/8 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)

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Description Level