George III “crocodile” carved mahogany butterfly top pembroke table attributed to Thomas Chippendale - Millington Adams

George III “crocodile” carved mahogany butterfly top pembroke table attributed to Thomas Chippendale

A fabulous piece of mid 18th century furniture

Stock Code: 2389 - SOLD

Description: A rare George III “crocodile” & carved mahogany butterfly top pembroke table, attributed to Thomas Chippendale. The wonderfully figured “crocodile” or “fustic” mahogany top of serpentine shape to all for sides forming a “butterfly” wing. The mahogany frieze with one figured crocodile mahogany drawer and opposing dummy drawer, with original brass swan neck handles. The legs of wonderful scrolling, cabriole form, with profuse floral carving to the hips emanating up the frieze, a leaf band around the thigh and with a floral carved curled toe foot. This is an absolutely fabulous piece of furniture, with wonderfully figuring to the top and stunning carving to the legs.

Further Information: This design of this table is follows closely 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.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1775

Provenance: John Butterworth, Reindeer Antiques, London. Owner’s private collection.

Maker: Attributed to Thomas Chippendale

Dimensions: Height 27.50 inches (69.85cm) Width 37.50 inches (95.25cm) Depth 27.50 inches (69.85cm)

Price: £15,900