Stock Code: 2477
Description: A superb, rare Chippendale period mahogany breakfast or supper table of the highest quality, the solid figured mahogany top with drop-flaps and moulded edge above a single frieze drawer and wire-caged compartment with concave fronted doors below. Standing on square moulded legs with chamfered inner edges.
Further Information: The exceptional quality of craftsmanship and use of superior timbers employed in this table strongly suggest creation by a master 18th Century cabinet maker. The design is very close to others known to have been supplied by Chippendale, most notably one in Dumfries House, supplied by Thomas Chippendale and invoiced on 5 May 1759 - “A mahog: breakfast table of fine wood wt. a Writing drawer and wirework round and castors etc. £6-8”. This table contains many matching elements including the moulding around the lower shelf and the leather-wrapped castors.
Width below is with the flaps up.
Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing. Brasswork and leather casters apparently original.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1765
Provenance: Private collection California USA, believed to have been purchased from the London trade in the 1970’s.
Maker: In the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 42.50 inches (107.95cm) Depth 29.75 inches (75.56cm)