"Cabinet of Mahogany"


Design drawing with two views titled "Cabinet of Mahogany." Front view of a cabinet on stand is rendered in pencil and watercolor; plan of top is in pencil only. Chinese Chippendale-style cabinet on stand has a central projecting section flanked by two shorter receding sections. Side sections are topped by a pierced fretwork gallery and have glass doors with muntins forming lozenge shapes. Central section has a pierced fretwork and pagoda-shaped pediment. The glass door on the central section has one horizontal and two vertical muntins topped by curved muntins forming a pagoda shape. The cabinet is supported by straight legs terminating in block feet. Lower skirt and legs have a pierced fretwork design. The title and scale are handprinted on the drawing. Embossed on the lower left corner is: "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 150 Madison Ave. / New York."


Descriptive Terms

Chinese Chippendale
cabinets (case furniture)
cabinets on stands
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (16 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level