Watercolor -- "Mahogany Console Table and Gold Mirror"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts


1880-1914, undated



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Design drawing titled "Mahogany Console Table and Gold Mirror" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front view is shown; side view is also provided. Neoclassical-style rectangular console table has overhanging marble top; straight apron with carved beaded molding on bottom edge; straight rear legs; front legs with large acanthus-carved scrolls at top and foliate carving at base; bracket feet with foliate carving; plain side stretchers; and front stretcher with molded edges. Rectangular mirror is attached to table top at its base and has gilded frame with broken scroll pediment at top; carved and beaded exterior and interior moldings; carved fruit basket at center top flanked by scrolling foliate garlands which extend down sides; and foliate scroll feet. Title is handwritten on drawing. Embossed in lower left corner is "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."


Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
console tables
Empire (style)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)

Description Level