A rare and important pair of Chippendale period mahogany hanging wall shelves. The fretwork fashioned sides in the Chinese Chippendale taste with elegantly carved top scrolls. The sides are joined by three horizontal shelves and an integrated bottom frieze section with a pair of drawers fitted with original gilt brass pear drop handles. Of superb quality and excellent colour this pair is truly a rare find.
Excellent. Cleaning and waxing, minor old restorations.
Sir William Aykroyd, Bt. MC, Buckland Newton Place, Dorset.Buckland Newton Place is a quintessential Queen Anne house nestled beside the church at the edge of the village. The warm red-brick façade displays pleasing symmetry and the sweeping lawns are shaded by a stately cedar. Recently the home of the late Sir William Aykroyd, Bt. MC, an aesthete with a passion for art and architecture.
A pair of very similar shelves are illustrated in Christopher Gilberts ?Life and works of Thomas Chippendale? page 188 figure 340, these were made by Chippendale for Alscot Park, Stratford-upon-Avon c 1765. The pair we have on offer are from the home of Sir William Aykroyd, Bt. MC, Buckland Newton Place, Dorset.For more information visit our website: www.millingtonadams.com