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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY COMMODE
c. 1770 England
Offered by Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd
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.
|Height||83.00 cm||(32.68 inches)|
|Width||160.00 cm||(62.99 inches)|
|Depth||56.00 cm||(22.05 inches)|