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Small Chippendale Mahogany Chest


£4,500 | $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR
Item Number: SA576392
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Mark Jones Antiques
This antique has been viewed 13 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A mahogany chest attributed to the workshops of Thomas Chippendale, circa 1770, of good colour with a good surface patina, fitted with four long graduated cockbeaded drawers with full oak linings, original Chippendale pattern rococo brass handles with traces of gilt, on original bracket feet, the underside of the feet of laminated block construction, and painted with red wash, twin panel pine back.
This fine chest relates to a group of documented chests attributed to Thomas Chippendale at Dumfries House, Ayrshire.
These chests at Dumfries House do not appear in Chippendale's bills, but are attributed to him on the grounds of certain constructional features; the laminated blocking behind the simple bracket foot, the red wash to the underside, the use of a double panelled backboard and the presence of packing nails. The argument for the Dumfries chests being by Chippendale is backed up by the existence of a linen press at the house, which bears many of the features of this group of chests and for which a Chippendale bill of 1763 is thought to relate. The distinctive red wash and the use of packing nails appears on many of the pieces at Dumfries House supplied by Chippendale, and not on those pieces known to have been supplied by other cabinet makers. Although Chippendale's plainer mahogany furniture has been historically more difficult to attribute, the furniture supplied to Lord Pembroke for Pembroke House, around the same time as he was supplying furniture for Dumfries and to Ninian Home for Paxton House, have been key in this study.
Reference: Christie's, Dumfries House (Proposed Contents sale) 12th & 13th July 2007.
Internal Ref: MJFA0024


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 79 cm (31.1")
Width = 80 cm (31.5")
Depth = 49 cm (19.3")

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