Provenance & Patina: Important English Furniture from a West Coast Collection

Provenance & Patina: Important English Furniture from a West Coast Collection

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1081. A Set of George III Mahogany Hanging Shelves Attributed to the Workshop of Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1765.

A Set of George III Mahogany Hanging Shelves Attributed to the Workshop of Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1765

Auction Closed

June 18, 08:33 PM GMT

Estimate

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

of graduated form with fretted side panels, the base fitted with two blind-fret carved drawers


height 35 ½ in.; width 25 ¼ in.; depth 8 ½ in.

90.2 cm; 64.1 cm; 21.6 cm

Rolleston, London.

The quality and form of these wonderfully coloured and patinated hanging shelves would suggest an attribution to the workshop of Thomas Chippendale. In the highly influential publication of the first edition of his The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director of 1753, Chippendale includes as plate CXII a design for similarly conceived hanging shelves. The current shelves are highly sophisticated in their design with a combination of different fret-work patterns to each tier of the sides which is also evidenced in Chippendale’s drawings for 'China Shelves' published as plates CXV and CXVI. The current shelves are also further highlighted by the blind-fret decoration to the drawer fronts, similar patterns for which he also illustrated in his Director as plates CL-CLVI.