Stock Code: 2465
Description: A fabulous George II Chippendale period carved Cuban mahogany secretaire tallboy in. The top section comprising of two short over three long oak lined, cock beaded drawers, flanked by canted corners with exquisitely carved trailing vine and flowers, surmounted by a shaped cornice with a dentil moulding over a expressive carved acanthus corners joined by a string of carved flowers.
The lower section comprising of three long graduated drawers, the top being a secretaire, opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes. The bottom moulding again with expressive carved acanthus corners, this time joined with a carved egg and dart moulding. The tallboy is support by bold cabriole legs with carved hairy paw feet.
Further Information: This piece has a wonderfully coherent and well proportioned look and is similar to other pieces produced by Thomas Chippendale. This piece was featured in the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation edition of the Connoisseur magazine, where it was advertised by extremely well respected dealer - Jeremy Ltd, London.
Condition: Minor old repairs and restorations, waxing. Gilt brass handles and feet apparently original.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1750.
Provenance: Private collection UK. Previously with Jeremy Ltd, London, illustrated in the Connoisseur Magazine Coronation Edition.
Dimensions: Height 76.00 inches (193.04cm) Width 44.50 inches (113.03cm) Depth 22.50 inches (57.15cm)