• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING-ROOM PEDESTAL

    CIRCA 1770, POSSIBLY BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING-ROOM PEDESTAL
    CIRCA 1770, POSSIBLY BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
    The square rest above a fluted frieze and panelled door opening to a tin-lined interior with warming shelves, the back with printed paper label FOOTMANS IPSWICH
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high, 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) wide, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep


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    The pedestal, with its cut-corners and beaded-border foliate medallions, compares to a pair of sideboard pedestals, also conceived as plate warmers, supplied by Thomas Chippendale in circa 1776 to Harewood House (see C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, New York, 1978, pg. 194, pl. 353).

    Provenance

    Bought from C and H Antiques, London, in 2001.