A George III pine wardrobe possibly by Thomas Chippendale
Lot 98
A George III pine wardrobe possibly by Thomas Chippendale
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,030) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III pine wardrobe possibly by Thomas Chippendale
A George III pine wardrobe possibly by Thomas Chippendale
The moulded cornice with a guilloche carved urn cresting hung with laurel swags, the pair of panelled doors with astragal mouldings punctuated by paterae and bell-flowers, the interior now with hanging space, on shaped bracket feet, formerly painted and the interior possibly adapted, 144cm wide, 59cm deep, 215cm high (56.5in wide, 23in deep, 84.5in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Old Court House, Hampton Court (former home of Sir Christopher Wren)
    Thence to the grandfather of the present owner circa 1938.

    Comparative Literature:
    Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1924, 3 vols. vol II, p. 187, fig. 27
    Maurice Tomlin, Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Adam Furniture, 1972, p. 120, pl. O/1.
    Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Works of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, p. 39, pl. 62 and p. 133, pl. 238.

    A painted pine press bed with a very similar urn cresting and door panels was supplied to the actor David Garrick for the Blue Bedchamber at his villa at Hampton, Middlesex, circa 1770. Garrick's cupboard was originally painted in a blue and white scheme and contained a fold-away bed. Unlike the present cupboard, the doors of the documented example by Chippendale, featured glass panels and dummy drawers.
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