Mid 18th Century Dressing Table
Mid 18th Century Dressing Table
Attributable to Thomas Chippendale
A very fine quality Cuban mahogany knee hole desk or dressing table. The top with moulded edge above a pair of frieze drawers and a central kneehole cupboard below, flanked by two further drawers on each side, the lower of which are double depth. Raised on six bracket feet.
Exceptional workmanship and quality of timber throughout and retaining a rich and splendid patina and depth of colour.

This elegant bureau dressing table shares many similarities with the restrained furnishings found at Dumfries House, Ayrshire, supplied by Chippendale. Another closely related piece is the kneehole desk / dressing table supplied by Thomas Chippendale of St Martin’s Lane, and commissioned in 1774 by Ninian Horne (d. 1795), later Govenor of Grenada, for the principal bedroom apartment of Paxton House in Scotland. Invoiced as ‘A neat mahogany Buroe Table with Divisions in the upper drawer and a slider covered with green cloth…6.12.0.’ (Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol.1, p. 274). Sold anonymously, Christie’s, London, 14th May 2003, lot 140 (£77,675).
Dimensions
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 43.00 inch (109.22 cm)
Depth 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
Medium
Mahogany
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