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The commode chest of drawers, with its serpentined forms enriched with cartouche and cabochon carved pilasters, is designed in the French style introduced by Thomas Chippendale in the mid 18th century. Its refined elegance evolved from Chippendale’s patterns engraved in 1753 for a ‘French Commode Table’ and illustrated then in his “The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director”. The adaption of Chippendale patterns and the chest’s elaborate carving are characteristics associated with the work of Wright and Elwick, cabinet makers from Wakefield, Yorkshire.
Richard Wright and Edward Elwick whose partnership lasted from 1747 to 1771, both subscribed to the first edition of Chippendale’s Director of 1754 and enjoyed patronage from a large number of stately homes in Yorkshire and throughout the rest of England.
|Height||34.00 inch||(86.36 cm)|
|Width||45.50 inch||(115.57 cm)|
|Depth||34.00 inch||(86.36 cm)|