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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CHIFFONIER

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MCLEAN

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    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CHIFFONIER
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MCLEAN
    The superstructure with a three quarter gallery and three shelves with panelled mirror backs and pierced fret sides on column front supports, the top with a broad banded line, the frieze fitted with two drawers and centred by a figure mask with an acanthus spray, with adjustable shelf stops enclosed by a pair of panel doors, flanked by tapered stiles with anthemion, husk and interlaced foliate inlay on simulated rosewood turned feet, with a paper label 'Mt Kitham? 32 KERRIDGES depository Hailsham'
    58½ in. (148.5 cm.) high; 38½ in. (98 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep


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    The first appearance of the name 'McLean' can be found on the south side of Little Newport Street, Leicester Square in June 1770, where a 'Jn. McLean' rented a 'Ho & workshops' until 1783. A trade card for the Newport Street Address advertises that he was a 'Cabinet, Chair Maker and Upholder' (ibid., p. 31). From 1790 until the firm's demise in 1825, they are recorded at 55/58 Upper Marylebone Street and from c. 1799-1805, also in Pancrass Street. McLean and Son also gained a notable mention in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary in 1803.

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