A George III carved mahogany linen press in the manner of Thomas Chippendale

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Lot 184
A George III carved mahogany linen press
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale

Sold for £ 5,500 (US$ 6,689) inc. premium
A George III carved mahogany linen press
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
The rectangular ogee moulded cornice above a pair of panelled doors with carved paterae to each corner enclosing five sliding trays, the lower part with rectangular moulded top above a slide and four short and one long drawer on ogee bracket feet, 128cm wide, 52cm deep, 185cm high (50in wide, 20in deep, 72 1/2in high).

Footnotes

  • The treatment of the moulded panel doors with inswept corners and very similar carved paterae can be see on a linen press made for the Best Bedroom at Paxton, Berwickshire by Thomas Chippendale in 1774. See C.Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, p.138
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