The rounded rectangular twin-flap top above a frieze drawer and an undertier now enclosed by later fretwork with a pair of concave-fronted doors, on square chamfered legs, later brass castors, the top originally with squared corners
28 in. (72 cm.) high; 40 in. (103 cm.) wide, open; 24 in. (61.5 cm.) deep

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Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754 (left side of pl. XXXIII) illustrated this pattern of 'Breakfast Table', but with a more elaborate version of the lozenge-centred fret running horizontally rather that vertically. The right side of Chippendale's plate XXXIII, illustrated a breakfast table with rounded corners.
A rectangular topped breakfast-table, fretted directly from the Chippendale pattern, was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Musuem, London, in 1950 (D. Fitz-Gerald, Georgian Furniture, London, 1969, no. 80).

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