A george III mahogany knee hole desk
Lot 50
A George III mahogany kneehole desk/dressing table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,879) inc. premium
Auction Details
A george III mahogany knee hole desk
Lot Details
A George III mahogany kneehole desk/dressing table
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
The rectangular moulded edge top above a blind fret carved frieze drawer enclosing a fitted interior with a ratcheted dressing mirror flanked by various compartments and two large sliding baize topped compartments enclosing further divisions, above a central kneehole with a cupboard door to the rear enclosing a shelf, flanked by three graduated drawers to either side, on bracket feet and later concealed castors, the underside with a red wash and laminated block feet, 172cm wide, 59.5cm deep, 79cm high (67.5" wide, 23" deep, 31" high).

Footnotes

  • A related dressing table with a partitioned frieze drawer and thought to be made by Chippendale was supplied for the Buff Bedroom at Paxton House and now in a private collection, see C.Gilbert, Chippendale Furniture, London 1978, p.229. pl.417.
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