A GEORGE III MAHOGANY COMMODE

Attributed to HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH (worked c.1740-1778)

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY COMMODE

c. 1770 England

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A fine George III serpentine mahogany commode, the crossbanded and moulded top above three long graduated drawers of very fine figured mahogany, flanked by projecting angles on a shaped apron stand with bracket feet.

Attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough.

Henry Hill of Marlborough led a particularly innovative career as a skilled cabinet-maker from the 1740's until his death in 1778. Primarily based in Wiltshire, Hill's sucess was governed by his versatility as a craftsman; able to employ and adapt the popular furniture styles of the day to suit the requirements of his clinets, as well as offering more competitive prices than his equally established counterparts in London.

This piece is an excellent example of Hill's characteristic mahogany model of the 'French commode', employing a subtle bombe form and serpentine top, with the lobed apron at the front. His talent as a craftsman and a businessman earned him the patronage of many noble landowners of the time, most notably the Duke of Somerset; however, he also commissioned fine pieces for the collections at Corsham Court, Cirencester Park and Stourhead in Wiltshire.
Dimensions
Height 83.00 cm (32.68 inches)
Width 160.00 cm (62.99 inches)
Depth 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Stock Code
F3F0017
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