A rare George II Period walnut and burr walnut veneered breakfront cabinet in the manner of Giles Grendey
A rare George II Period walnut and burr walnut veneered breakfront cabinet in the manner of Giles Grendey

GILES GRENDEY, CABINET-MAKER (1693-1780)

A rare George II Period walnut and burr walnut veneered breakfront cabinet in the manner of Giles Grendey

1740 England

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The cornice with a swan neck pediment surmounted with carved flower heads, cross grain and dentil moulding over a geometric blind fretted frieze. The three glazed doors with replaced astragals over three cockbeaded drawers with herringbone inlay and cross banding.
The breakfront base with caddy moulding and three further drawers, over a gadrooned moulding and supported by four cabriole legs, elaborately carved with acanthus and terminating in claw and ball feet.

With M. Harris & Sons, London, circa 1920s.
Percival D. Griffiths, Esq., Sandridgebury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
The Late Percival D. Griffiths, Esq.; Christie's, London, 10 May 1939, lot 255 (to 'VF').
With Frank Partridge, London and New York.
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, to the
Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York, 1964

M. Harris & Sons, A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Art, part II, n.d. (circa 1920s), p.177.
R.W Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, pp.102, 105, 107, figs. 62-63
J. de Serre, ‘The Percival D. Griffiths Collection’, Country Life, 15 April, 1939, p. 44, fig. 2
‘European Antiques in an American Collection’, The Magazine Antiques, February 1948, p. 112, front piece
Y. Hackenbroch, English Furniture with some furniture from other countriesv in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958, pl.244-245, figs. 285-286,
p.59

Dimensions
Height 98.00 inch (248.92 cm)
Width 61.00 inch (154.94 cm)
Depth 20.50 inch (52.07 cm)
Stock Code
796
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