A CHIPPENDALE GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE
A CHIPPENDALE GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE
A CHIPPENDALE GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE

Attributed to THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

A CHIPPENDALE GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE

c. 1760 England

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An exceptional George III giltwood girandole attributed to Thomas Chippendale. This girandole is characteristic of the exuberance of English rococo design found in the work of Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Johnson; a ho-ho bird with outstretched wings stands on a scrolled acanthus support, the asymmetrical frame composed of conjoined C-scrolls, acanthus leaves, flowering branches and a rockwork bottom with flowerheads, the pierced apron composed of conjoined ruffle-carved C-scrolls, the ancient overgrown pilasters, the whole retaining most of the original gilding.
See also the pair of girandoles supplied by Thomas Chippendale in 1759 to the Earl of Dumfries for the Dining Room of Dumfries House. Christie’s sale 12 July 2007 – lot 60, which were designed to embellish the chimneypiece and flank the overmantel portrait of the 5th Earl of Dumfries by Thomas Hudson displayed in the Dining-Room.

Chippendale is known to have supplied a number of pairs of girandoles included documented examples to Merhsam-le-Hatch for Sir Edward Knatchbull, Nostell Priory for Sir Rowland Winn and Harewood House for Edwin Lascelles.
For related designs:
Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, 1762, 3rd ed., pl. CLXXVIII

Dimensions
Height 53.00 inch (134.62 cm)
Width 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Stock Code
E10.98
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