A George II style mahogany dressing table cabinet after a design by Thomas Chippendale
Lot 2
A George II style mahogany dressing table cabinet after a design by Thomas Chippendale
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,400 - 9,600

Lot Details
A George II style mahogany dressing table cabinet
after a design by Thomas Chippendale
the shaped and pierced fretwork, rocaille, scrolled acanthus and floral carved cresting above a dentilled cornice and a bevelled glass inset panelled door, enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by two doors applied with interlaced scrollwork, rocaille and scrolling foliage, enclosing six adjustable shelves, over a short central cavetto drawer, on a desk comprising one frieze drawer enclosing a later writing slide top, with six short drawers below flanking a central arched door to the recess, the door applied with a C-scroll, rocaille, foliate and stalactite carved cartouche, on conforming pierced bracket feet, 112.5cm wide x 58cm deep x 195cm high, (44" wide x 22.5" deep x 76.5" high)

Footnotes

  • A very similar design, described as a 'Dressing chest and Bookcase', features in Thomas Chippendale's "The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director", dated 1753, plate CXIV. The overall form of the present lot is virtually identical to Chippendale's drawing. Particularly striking features include; the pierced quatrefoil centred foliate carved pediment/cresting; the Chinese fretwork spandrels and intricately carved and interlaced C-scroll, rocaille and acanthus leaf applied elements; along with the elaborate Rococo bracket feet. However, the gothic blind fretwork frieze in Chippendale's drawing is not paralleled on the cabinet here.
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