A Rare George II Period Serpentine Mahogany Commode
A Rare George II Period Serpentine Mahogany Commode
A Rare George II Period Serpentine Mahogany Commode

Workshop of THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (1718-1779)

A Rare George II Period Serpentine Mahogany Commode

c. 1760 England

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The serpentine top in well-figured mahogany with moulded edge over two short and three long drawers. Veneered with dense fiddle back mahogany. The cantered corners with fluting and ogee shaped reserves. Raised upon original bracket feet.

Height: 32 in (81.5cm)
Width: 48 in (122 cm)
Depth: 22 1/5 in (57 cm)

Private Collection

This outstanding commode showcases a number of constructional and stylistic features associated with the workshop of Thomas Chippendale (d.1779). For example, the use of a red wash on the underside and on the secondary timbers, the laminated blocks behind the bracket feet and the canted drawer stops are all found on Chippendale pieces. Another feature only found on furniture made by Chippendale is the use of cross grain upper drawer runners which reduce the tendency for splitting of the carcass during shrinkage. Furthermore, the cusped quatrefoil panel to the canted angle corresponds to several designs in the 3rd edition of Chippendale’s Director (1752) including pls. XIX, XXV and XVII and featured among pieces supplied for both Nostell Priory and Paxton House on the late 1760s and 1770s.
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 48.00 inch (121.92 cm)
Depth 22.50 inch (57.15 cm)
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