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About the object

An exceptional George III mahogany serpentine serving table, the moulded shaped top above a  fretwork frieze, standing on four carved legs each with a similarly carved brackets.

 

English, circa 1765 

Provenance:

Ricking Hall, Suffolk

Literature:

Thomas Chippendale " The Gentlemen and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd Edition Pl. LVII

This superb table shows many of the designs created in Thomas Chippendales Director. This table would have been constructed by a cabinetmaker that subscribed to Chippendales Director, or one that was aware of his design patterns. The fine execution of these designs and the fact that the table is constructed in quality timber, suggest that this table was made by one of the finest cabinetmakers working in England. Other than the obvious attribution to Chippendales workshop, one should also consider the firm of  Wright & Elwick, who were know to have subscribed to Chippendale 'Director' and who also produced some spectacular commissions of there own.

Dimensions

Width 137 cm Depth 74 cm Height 86 cm

Condition report

Excellent