"Cabinet of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Cabinet of Mahogany" with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Drawing depicts Neoclassical-style cabinet with overhanging top; straight crest with central arch and shaped finial; recessed upper section with three glass panels; muntins on central door forming geometric shapes with central oval medallion; three glass shelves; and molded rim at lower edge; lower case with overhanging top; one shallow drawer with two round pulls; cabinet with two doors, and French feet. Extensive painted decoration includes anthemion on finial; bell flowers on glass door frames and lower cabinet stiles; geometric banding on drawer and cabinet door edges; and large oval cartouche enclosing an urn, anthemion, and bellflowers on each lower cabient door. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

china cabinets
cabinets (case furniture)
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (13 7/8 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


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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level