Stock Code: 2443 - SOLD
Description: A superb quality George III mahogany urn or kettle stand in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. The top of rectangular section with pierced fretwork laminated up stand. The frieze with a delicately moulded top and bottom circumference, with a central slide fitted with a diminutive brass axe head pull.
The table is supported by square section, relief chamfered, tapering legs with pierced fretwork ears to the hips and joined by a pierced, arched stretcher surmounted by a turned finial.
A lovely piece of fabulous quality throughout.
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 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 minor old restorations, waxing.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1770.
Provenance: Private collection Scottish Borders, UK. Previously with Frank Partridge, Bond St, London.
Maker: In the manner of Thomas Chippendale
Dimensions: Height 29.50 inches (74.93cm) Width 12.00 inches (30.48cm) Depth 12.00 inches (30.48cm)