"Mahogany Commode"


Design drawing titled "Mahogany Commode" rendered in pencil on trace and mounted on cardboard. Perspective view is shown. Serpentine commode or chest has overhanging top with canted corners and molded edge; case with three drawers with bail handles and key hole escutcheons; shaped skirt with central carved scroll in front; and curved legs with carved acanthus leaves at top and terminating in scroll feet. Title, dimensions and "35976" are handprinted in pencil. Stamped in lower left corner is: "Irving and Casson / A. H. Davenport Co. / Boston - New York."


Descriptive Terms

commodes (French chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
design drawings
perspective views

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings
perspective views

Description Level