Stock Code: 2387 - SOLD
Description: A fine and rare George III serpentine sided mahogany kettle stand in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The top of functionally square format with the sides of serpentine shape, the shaped mahogany laminated up-stand. The flame mahogany veneered frieze of scrolling serpentine shape with inset slide for the mixing bowl and moulded upper edge. The cabriole, tapering flute moulded legs with carved flower to the hip and a turned in fluted foot on a pad base. This is a very rare and unusual piece, we have not had a kettle stand as sophisticated and elegant as this before.
Further Information: The form of this piece closely follows designs illustrated in Thomas Chippendale’s - “The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director.” Thomas Chippendale was born in 1718 in Otley, North Yorkshire. His family had long been involved in the wood working and timber trades and he was probably received a practical apprenticeship from his father. He may well have had further training with Richard Wood, the leading furniture maker in York, before moving to London. Thomas Chippendale was also noted for inventing plywood.
The laminated up-stand in this piece utilises, three pieces of thin mahogany with the grain running horizontally on the 2 outer pieces and vertically on an internal layer to create strength. The top is then cleverly capped off with a thin bead of mahogany to give the appearance of a single thin piece of wood.
Condition: Excellent. Possible old minor restorations, waxing.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1760
Provenance: Private collection UK.
Maker: In the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Dimensions: Height 27.50 inches (69.85cm) Width 14.75 inches (37.46cm) Depth 14.75 inches (37.46cm)