"Cabinet Mahogany and Lacquer"


Design drawing titled"Cabinet Mahogany & Lacquer" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective view is shown. Drawing depicts Chinese Chippendale-style cabinet with two parts. Upper section is recessed from lower section and has a broken arch pediment; molded cornice; and two side-hinged doors, each with four strap hinges. Upper section is covered with blue lacquer and has extensive painted Asian motifs including a scene on the upper case doors with a pagoda and flowering tree branch. Lower cabinet has an overhanging top with molded gadrooned edge; two side-hinged doors with rectangular panels of burled wood; solid base with egg-and-dart molding on top edge. TItle and dimensions are handwritten in pencil. Embossed at lower left edge is: "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."


Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
Chinese Chippendale
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 1/2 x 9 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

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Record Details


Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level