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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DRESSING-CHEST
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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DRESSING-CHEST

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DRESSING-CHEST
The rectangular moulded top above four graduated drawers, above a fitted drawer with a green baize-lined slide around above a fitted drawer with lidded wells and compartments around a hinged mirror, the side with a fitted pen drawer and associated glass inkwell, the second drawer with a division between mahogany lopers, on bracket feet with wood castors, the handles original
33 in. (84 cm.) high; 35¾ in. (91 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

This bureau-dressing-table's restrained architectural form is enhanced by serpentined mouldings framing its top and serpentined brackets being fretted to its plinth feet, while further embellishment are supplied by its brass patera handle-plates that are tied by serpentined reed festoons. It relates to a bureau-dressing-table pattern featured in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754, pl. XLI, and relates to a table his firm supplied to Paxton in Scotland (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol. II, fig. 417). In place of the latter's knee-recess, the present table is equipped with bureau-lopers to support the mirrored and well-equipped dressing-compartment and accompanying writing-slide concealed in its top drawer.
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