George III mahogany silver table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale

Stock Code: 2342 - SOLD

Description: A superb George III mahogany silver table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The rectangular top with pierced fretwork gallery over a simple mahogany frieze with moulding to top and bottom. The table is supported by tapering cabriole legs with leaf and strap work carving to the knees, tapering down towards a beautifully carved curled toe which stands on a diminutive acanthus leaf platform. The legs are joined by a moulded arched X-shaped stretcher, with a central carved pattarae. A fabulous quality table, of excellent proportions and retaining superb original colour and patina throughout.

Further Information: The design is based on a pattern for a "China Table" published by Thomas Chippendale, in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. A similarly elegant silver/tea table is illustrated in R.W.Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1760

Provenance: Family descent from Gertrude Ingham, Blake Hall, Yorkshire.

Gertrude Ingham's mother was Mary Cunliffe (1811-1899), daughter of the immensely wealthy mill-owner Ellis Cunliffe Lister-Kay JP MP, (1774-1853), of Manningham and Fairfield Hall, Yorkshire, and his second wife Mary Kay (only child of William Kay, Esq. of Haram Grange and Cottingham, near Hull). Mary Cunliffe married Joshua Ingham III of Blake Hall, Mirfield. The Inghams employed Anne Bronte as a governess in 1839 although she lasted less than a year and found the experience so traumatic that she recalled it in her novel,Agnes Grey. Gertrude Ingham married William Brooke (1834-1920) of Northgate Mount, Honley. Their only daughter, also Gertrude (1879-1967) married Brigadier-General Harold Adrian Holdich D.S.O. (1874-1964) in 1910.

Maker: In the manner of Thomas Chippendale

Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 34.00 inches (86.36cm) Depth 24.00 inches (60.96cm)

Price: £25,900