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A George III mahogany pedestal desk
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
279
A George III mahogany pedestal desk
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important English Furniture

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A George III mahogany pedestal desk
in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
the rectangular moulded top with a replaced tooled leather inset above an arrangement of nine drawers opposed by a real and dummy drawers above corresponding cupboard doors with provision for folio divisions and later tray shelves
82cm. high, 140cm. wide, 90.5cm. deep; 2ft. 8 1/4 in., 4ft. 7in., 2ft. 11 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

The drawers if the present desk have distinctive S-shaped keyholes, which are almost exclusively associated with the work of Thomas Chippendale. They appear most notably on the bookcases supplied around 1772 to Sir Penistone Lamb for Library at Brocket Hall (Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol.II, figs. 77, 80 and 267).

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