Description & Technical information

The design of the base, the use of padouk and the brass catch to the underside correspond to the Chippendale oeuvre. One comparable piece is the well-documented padouk bookcase at Dumfries House in Scotland. Drawings by Chippendale for a related table base and legs are preserved in the Harewood House archives, Yorkshire.

Date:  1770
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Padouk
Dimensions: 74.5 cm (29³/₈ inches)

Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, pp. 254-5, illus. 464-7.

Categories: Furniture