Chippendale period Cuban mahogany butterfly supper table

Stock Code: 2203 - SOLD

Description: A rare George III Chippendale period Cuban mahogany drop flap supper table. The well figured solid top of serpentine outline to all sides, over a bow fronted frieze with cock beaded, oak lined drawer and opposing dummy. The table is supported by square section, chamfered, tapering legs terminating in a guttae foot with brass wheeled castors, united by a stepped cross stretcher with a turned central finial.

Further Information: This type of table is commonly referred to as a Pembroke table, however when in larger form as this particular piece, they are referred to as a super table. Used for late evenings snacks of for breakfast, they tended to be a little larger than a Pembroke. This particular example's design is closely related to one illustrated in Thomas Chippendale's director (published 1754) and also a design drawn in the design book of Gillows of Lancaster. This piece uses fine quality Cuban mahogany and is of high constructional quality, which could be indicative to it's origin's either in the workshops of Chippendale or Gillows in Lancaster.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing. Brassware believed to be original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1760

Provenance: Rushbrooke Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, thence by descent.

Rushbrooke Hall, was a splendid moated mansion, the property and residence of Major Robert F. Brownlow-Rushbrooke. It stood In extensive and well wooded park. Parts of the house originated from the reign of King John. Rushbrooke Hall was sadly demolished in 1961 after an extensive fire destroyed a major proportion of the building.

Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 41.00 inches (104.14cm) Depth 36.00 inches (91.44cm)

Price: £10,900