George III 'crocodile' mahogany & tulipwood banded butterfly top pembroke table attributed to Thomas Chippendale

Stock Code: 2115 - SOLD

Description: A rare George III 'crocodile' mahogany & tulipwood banded butterfly top pembroke table. The fabulously figured top of serpentine shape to all for sides forming a 'butterfly' wing, with chequer stringing and tulipwood cross-banding around the perimeter.

The shaped frieze with one tulipwood cross-banded drawer, with brass ring handles and an opposing dummy drawer. The legs of wonderful scrolling, cabriole form, with carved hips emanating up to the top of the frieze and with a delicately clover shaped moulding all down the leg terminating in a neat trefed foot on capped castors.

Further Information: This table is virtually identical to a another supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Paxton House, near Berwick upon Tweed. The majority of furniture at Paxton House was commissioned by Ninian Home in the latter half of the 18th century, whilst Thomas Chippendale was at the height of his popularity. It was made by his prestigious firm of cabinet makers, Chippendale, Haig and Co, they furnished the mansion with a wide collection of chairs, cabinets, desks and other soft furnishings, most of which can still be viewed by the public in Paxton House today.

Another closely related table formerly the property of collector Frederick Poke, is illustrated in R. W. Symonds, 'Tables of the 18th Century', Apollo, September 1939, p. 115, fig. VIII and in C. Claxton-Stevens and S. Wittington, 18th Century English Furniture: The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, pp. 320-321.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1770

Provenance: The estate of George McFadden and the McFadden Brothers Partnership, New York, bought from Hotspur, London in 1995.

Dimensions: Height 28.00 inches (71.12cm) Width 38.00 inches (96.52cm) Depth 24.00 inches (60.96cm)

Price: £15,900