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A George III Carved Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers, mid-18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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273
A George III Carved Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers, mid-18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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A George III Carved Mahogany Serpentine Chest of Drawers, mid-18th century
with a brushing slide
height 31 1/2 in, width 35 1/2 in., depth 20 in.
80 cm, 90 cm, 51 cm
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Provenance

Christie's New York, October 12, 1996, lot 110 ($31,050)

Catalogue Note

This richly carved chest of drawers is in the manner of the London cabinetmaker William Gomm (d.1794), a subscriber to Chippendale's Director, who was based in Clerkenwell near the workshop of Giles Grendey and is known to have collaborated with the German cabinetmaker Abraham Roentgen during his residence in London during the 1730s.  The outline is similar to that on a drawing of a serpentine-front chest of drawers attributed to Gomm dated to c.1760 (Winterthur Library, Delaware).  Gomm's most famous commission was a pair of mahogany serpentine commodes delivered to Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, in 1763 (see L. Boynton, 'William Gomm,' Burlington Magazine, June 1980 p.395-402).

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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New York