Description & Technical information

A George III mahogany and Goncalo Alves banded tripod table attributed to Thomas Chippendale.
The design, of cabriole legs with scroll feet on a platform, is similar to that of tripod tables supplied by Chippendale to Harewood House and Aske Hall, both in Yorkshire, England, and to Paxton House in Berwickshire, Scotland. A drawing by Chippendale for such a leg with scroll toe on a block is preserved at Harewood House. The shape of the supporting bearers underneath the top is also typical of Chippendale, with the ends of the bearers elegantly decreasing in thickness. The mahogany veneered top is crossbanded with kingwood, a wood preferred by the Chippendale workshop for crossbanding.

Date:  1780
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 74 x 78 x 66.5 cm (29¹/₈ x 30³/₄ x 26¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, USA.
Categories: Furniture