A George II carved mahogany linen press in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Lot 37
A George II carved mahogany linen press in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,454) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A George II carved mahogany linen press
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
The upper part with a carved cornice with rope-twist, bead and reel, fluted and shaped dentil decoration, above a pair of shaped rope-twist moulded panel doors enclosing two slides and two later shelves, the lower part with two short and two long drawers, on moulded fluted and shaped bracket feet with carved scroll spandrels, 128cm wide, 59cm deep, 203cm high (50" wide, 23" deep, 79.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The unusual fluted foot seen on the lot offered here and repeated again in the frieze relates to that used by Chippendale on a clothes press at Harewood House, Yorkshire, which also employs moulded panels to the doors and the choice of exemplary timber for the panels in the doors typical of Chippendale's workshop, see C.Gilbert, The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale, London 1978, p.139, pl.249.
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