A GEORGE III MAHOGANY POLESCREEN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY POLESCREEN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY POLESCREEN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY POLESCREEN

THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY POLESCREEN

1765 England

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A particularly fine George III Chippendale period mahogany polescreen of superb quality, the rectangular mahogany framed screen enclosing to the front a panel of 18th century Chinese wallpaper, the reverse now fitted with French silk, the whole supported on a pole surmounted by a turned and gadrooned finial, on a very finely turned and carved tripod base with exaggerated scroll legs terminating in fine scroll and block feet. Of excellent colour throughout.

Following designs by Thomas Chippendale for fire screens that can be seen in plates CLVI and CLVII of the Director , this sophisticated pole screen relates to examples known to have been supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Edwin Lascelles for Harewood House for William, 5th Earl of Dumfries for Dumfries House and for the Tapestry Room at Newby Hall . The tripod base of the stand also relates closely to that of a pair of candlestands supplied to Ninian Home for Paxton House, Berwick and to the bases of the hexagonal topped tea or work tables supplied to both Harewood and 19 Arlington Street . The elegant overall restraint of the design together with the scroll toe of the feet designed in the “modern” French taste follows the growing movement and taste for neo-classicism of the period – away from the exhuberance of the Rococo and chinoiserie fashions that preceded it.

Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, 1762, Third Edition
The Chippendale Society, Catalogue of Collections, 1999, no. 23 and C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p. 184, pl. 333
Christie’s London, Dumfries House – A Chippendale Commission,12 July 2007, vol. I, lots 35 and 45
C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p. 184, pl. 334
C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p.212, pl. 385
C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p. 256, pl. 469
C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p.257, pl. 470
Dimensions
Height 152.50 cm (60.04 inches)
Width 54.50 cm (21.46 inches)
Stock Code
AD.46
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