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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A GEORGE II MAHOGANY BUREAU CABINET DESIGNED BY WILLIAM KENT AND ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM HALLETT (4450141)"
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William Hallett, cabinet-maker to George II, was one of the leading craftsmen of his time. He became a silent partner with William Vile, who was trained by him and carried on as royal cabinet-maker with his other business partner, John Cobb.
A virtually identical cabinet, without doubt from the Hallett workshop, was formerly in the celebrated Percival D. Griffiths Collection at Sandridgebury in Kent. A further example, again with slight variations, was formerly in the collection of the furniture historian Helena Hayward OBE.
William Kent’s design for the cabinet sadly did not survive, but a fireplace also designed by Kent shares many identical features and is preserved in the Painted Parlour at Rousham House in Oxfordshire.
Price: £100,000 +
Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair handbook, 1998, p. 139; an example with Pelham Galleries Ltd., London.
Susan Weber, William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, 2013, p. 221, fig. 8.46
|Height||244.00 cm||(96.06 inches)|
|Width||118.00 cm||(46.46 inches)|
|Depth||59.00 cm||(23.23 inches)|