"Commode in Blue Lacquer"


Design drawing titled "Commode in Blue Lacquer" rendered in watercolor and pencil on board. Perspective view is shown. Drawing depicts Chinese Chippendale-style commode or chest with serpentine front and sides; overhanging top; cabinet with two side-hinged doors; key escutcheon on each door; and carved scroll feet. Entire surface is covered with blue lacquer and painted Chinese-inspired motifs. Title is handwritten in pencil on drawing.


Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
commodes (French chests of drawers)
lacquer (coating)
Chinese Chippendale
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 1/4 x 16 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)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level