england , circa 1765

A very fine and rare George III Chippendale period mahogany dressing chest- cabinet. The upper section with central glazed display cabient with a moulded plinth arcaded cornice, flanked by two mahogany cupboards with fielded panels each opening to reveal six pigeon-holes and a bank of four graduated mahogany lined drawers each with brass axe-head handles. The lower section in the form of a serpentine chest of drawers, with moulded edge, four graduated full length serpentine shaped drawers and bold bracket feet. The top drawer fully fitted with brushing slide, a mirror on a ratchet mechanism and numerous compartments.

The mahogany of particularly fine colour and patina throughout.

This superb piece of 18th century cabinet-furniture bears many features typical with those on documented Chippendale pieces, making an atttribution to Thomas Chippendale highly plausible. In particular, comparisons can be made to some of the furniture supplied to both Paxton and Dumfries House.

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Height: 69³/₄ in (177 cm)
Width: 43¹/₄ in (110 cm)
Depth: 24³/₄ in (63 cm)
A very closely related cabinet was advertised by Hotspur in Connoisseur in 1966. 
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