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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A George III giltwood side table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1775
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A George III giltwood side table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1775
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A George III giltwood side table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1775
with a scagliola top.
height 36 1/2 in.; width 6 ft. 11 in.; depth 32 3/4 in.
92.7 cm; 185.4 cm; 83.2 cm
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Provenance

Chevertons, Edenbridge, Kent, 1997

Catalogue Note

The present table with its distinctive frieze and legs is similar to the work of Thomas Chippendale.  The frieze specifically recalls the work of Chippendale at Harewood House including a pier table with marquetry top with a nearly identical frieze and the inlaid frieze of the Harewood House library table, now in the Leeds Art Gallery (Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, New York, 1978, p. 242 and 265, figs. 442, 443, and 485).

Designed by Robert Adam in 1758, Harewood House was one of Adam’s most impressive and complete houses, which allowed him the ability to completely design the exterior and interior of the house to his own specifications for Edward Lascelles, Earl of Harewood.  It was completed in 1765 at which time he began to design the architectural embellishments of seventeen rooms, making this Adam’s largest commission.  It is interesting to note that Adam did not make any furniture designs for the house, the entire commission going to Thomas Chippendale, whose furniture more than compliments the internal architecture and space (Eileen Harris, The Genius of Robert Adam, New Haven and London, 2001, p. 137)  This furniture commission began in the 1770s and lasted until the death of the Earl in 1795.

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