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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 649

    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE

    POSSIBLY BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE METALWORK ADDED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE
    POSSIBLY BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE METALWORK ADDED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded top above four graduated mahogany-lined drawers, the top drawer divisions formerly fitted, the lower drawers with concave quarter-fillets, with mounts scrolled foliate corner mounts and reeded angles, on bracket feet mounted with flowering and fruiting foliage above masks flanked by C-scrolls, on brass castors, the reverse with a brass plaque stamped 'M.C.B.L.'
    32¼ in. (82 cm.) high; 42 in. (107 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    This mahogany chest relates to a number of similar chests possibly by Thomas Chippendale at Dumfries House, Ayrshire. Although not recorded in the bill, there are certain features that allow an attribution. Behind the simple bracket foot, the blocking is laminated, there are nails on the underside for the 'pack thread' for the protective transportation cover: features found on the mahogany clothes-press attributed to Thomas Chippendale and possibly that invoiced by him on 4 June 1763 as 'A large mahog’y cloaths press with folding doors and sliding shelves of cedar and bays apron 9...' The latter was included in the Dumfries House Christie's sale catalogue, 13 July 2007, lot 236.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN