Stock Code: 2240 - SOLD
Description: A rare George III "crocodile" mahogany & tulipwood banded butterfly top pembroke table, attributed to Thomas Chippendale. The fabulously figured top of serpentine shape to all four 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 trifed 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.
Update: The identical table to this from Paxton House was sold on the 10th Nov 2015 and achieved a price of £68,750.
Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1775
Provenance: Private collection New York, USA.
Maker: Attributed to Thomas Chippendale
Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 34.50 inches (87.63cm) Depth 30.00 inches (76.20cm)