George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London
George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London
George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London
George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London
George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London
George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London

George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London

c. 1750 England

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George II period mahogany kneehole dressing-table by Elizabeth Bell of London; the oak-lined drawers with moulded edges and their original brass pierced-plate handles; the centre arch-drawer applied with the printed trade-label of ‘Elizabeth Bell & Son, at the White Swan against the South Gate St Paul’s Churchyard...’

Elizabeth Bell took over the business of her husband Henry on his death in 1740 and worked in partnership with their son Philip until 1758, during which period this dressing-table was made. The Bell family regularly labelled their work and a number of pieces survive and are recorded in the Dictionary of Marked London Furniture.
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The Bell family regularly labelled their work and a number of pieces survive and are recorded in the Dictionary of Marked London Furniture.
Dimensions
Height 29.50 inch (74.93 cm)
Width 33.00 inch (83.82 cm)
Depth 17.25 inch (43.81 cm)
Stock Code
8767
Medium
Mahogany
Signed/Inscribed
In the slim drawer above the kneehole is a printed trade label. At the top of the label is a fine Rococo cartouche containing a white swan, and which reads below "Elizabeth Bell and Son at the White Swan against the South Gate in St Paul's Churchyard, London" and below this "makes and sells all sorts of ye finest cabinet goods all sorts of looking glasses and coach glasses and chairs...of all sorts at reasonable rates".
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