Chippendale period mahogany kettle stand
Chippendale period mahogany kettle stand
Chippendale period mahogany kettle stand

Chippendale period mahogany kettle stand

c. 1760 England

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An exceptional Chippendale period mahogany kettle stand of diminutive proportions. The square top with slight all round up-stand over a frieze incorporating a mahogany slide, supported by classical Chippendale square tapering legs, with carved mahogany ears underneath the frieze, terminating in moulded block feet.

The urn stand was used for holding the tea kettle, back in times when tea was an expensive and rare commodity, the tea would be mixed into a pot which was placed on the slide, hot water from the kettle would be poured into the pot by means of a tap fitted at the bottom of the kettle (sometimes called the urn).

These days the stand would be used either as a decorative plant or lamp stand, they are generally rare and also very desirable.

Anne Duchess of Westminster was the 4th wife of Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster GCVO DSO, a British landowner and one of the wealthiest men in the world. They resided in Eaton Hall in Cheshire and on the Duke’s death in 1953, Anne a passionate follower of equestrian pursuits, survived the Duke by 50 years and continued to live in her own cottage on the estate with the current duke, Gerald Grosvenor the 6th Duke of Westminster.
Excellent. Minor old restorations, waxing.
Anne, Duchess of Westminster, Eaton Hall Estate, Nr Tarporley, Cheshire. Latterly private estate North Yorkshire.
English, George III, circa 1760
Height 24.50 inch (62.23 cm)
Width 11.50 inch (29.21 cm)
Depth 11.50 inch (29.21 cm)
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