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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 285

    A GEORGE II WALNUT BOMBE CLOTHES PRESS

    CIRCA 1755, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE

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    A GEORGE II WALNUT BOMBE CLOTHES PRESS
    CIRCA 1755, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
    The moulded cornice with curved canted angles above two quarter-veneered doors with moulded panels decorated with C-scrolls and foliage with confronted C-scroll crestings framing a pierced trellis and enclosing a cedar-lined interior with four shelves, the curved canted angles with ribbon-tied trailing foliage, the bombé base with two short and one long drawer, with lion head monopodia angles with trailing foliage and bell flowers, the shaped apron centred by acanthus leaves, on shaped pierced bracket feet, restorations to the feet, the reverse with a Michael Davis label inscribed in ink 'SELLIN 10-2'
    65¾ in. (167 cm.) high; 53½ in. (136 cm.) wide; 26¼ in. (67 cm.) deep


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    This press is after a design for a 'Commode Clothes press' in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754, pl. CXXXI. A mahogany press based on the same Chippendale design was formerly in the Mulliner and William Randolph Hearst Collections and is now in the Gerstenfeld Collection (E. Lennox-Boyd, Masterpieces of English Furniture, The Gerstenfeld Collection, London, 1998, pp.52-54).

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    Provenance

    The Hochschild Collection; sold Sotheby's London, 1
    December 1978, lot 41 to James C. Meers. Anonymous sale; Christie's New York, 30 January 1982,
    lot 171.
    Acquired from Mallett, 29 June 1982.