A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE AND ATTRIBUTED TO WRIGHT AND ELWICK (4437121)
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE AND ATTRIBUTED TO WRIGHT AND ELWICK (4437121)
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE AND ATTRIBUTED TO WRIGHT AND ELWICK (4437121)

A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE AND ATTRIBUTED TO WRIGHT AND ELWICK (4437121)

c. 1755 England

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This important writing table belongs to a small group of similar pieces inspired by Thomas Chippendale’s first edition of ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director’. One such table is in the Noel Terry Collection in York. The attribution to the Wakefield cabinet-makers Wright and Elwick is based on the idiosyncratic carving of the legs and the pilasters at either side of the doors. As subscribers to Chippendale’s ‘Director,’ Wright and Elwick had early access to his designs, and often used them for their commissions with their own carved adaptations.

The long frieze drawer is fitted out with compartments and has a swivel pen compartment to the side, beneath a sliding, gold-tooled tan leather lined writing surface. The central door opens to reveal a single fixed shelf, while the two doors flanking the centre each have two drawers behind, with their original brass ring handles.

Price: £100,000 +
Ronald Lee Ltd., London, England;
Mallett & Son Ltd., London, England.
Thomas Chippendale, ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director’, 1754, pl. LII. Peter Brown, ‘The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture and Clocks’, 1987, pp. 106-7.

Illustrated:
‘Country Life; magazine annual 1956, p. 167; advertisement with Mallett & Son Ltd.
Dimensions
Height 80.00 cm (31.50 inches)
Width 135.50 cm (53.35 inches)
Depth 63.00 cm (24.80 inches)
Stock Code
4437121
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