THE DODDINGTON HALL COMMODE (4415401)
THE DODDINGTON HALL COMMODE (4415401)

THE DODDINGTON HALL COMMODE (4415401)

c. 1750 England

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A George II sabicu and padouk marquetry commode attributed to Henry Hill.

The commode retains all the original ormolu mounts and has survived in remarkable untouched condition, a testament to the high quality workmanship of the Hill workshops. The drawers are now fitted with removable blue paper lined inserts. Blue paper lining of drawers was a common practice with the Hill workshop. Traces of the original blue paper can be found inside the drawers beneath the inserts.

Henry Hill ran a thriving business in Wiltshire in the town of Marlborough. Hill’s high quality furniture is often compared to and sometimes superior to that of leading London workshops. His ability to adapt to fashionable French bombé shapes and his use of fine marquetry veneering suggests that he either trained in France himself or spent time with a French-trained cabinet-maker.

Price: £100,000 +
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, England;
M. Harris & Sons, London, England, 1930s;
Private collection, England.
Illustrated:
M. Harris & Sons, ‘Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art’, circa 1930, Part II 1730-1780, p. 173.
Lucy Wood, ‘Catalogue of Commodes’, 1994, p. 70, illus. 54.
Dimensions
Height 84.00 cm (33.07 inches)
Width 135.50 cm (53.35 inches)
Depth 63.50 cm (25.00 inches)
Stock Code
(4415401)
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