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Thomas Chippendale is the most well known English cabinet-maker. The pieces illustrated below all draw inspiration from Chippendale's pattern book The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director (1754).

The cabinet's prolifically carved doors are very unusual for English rococo furniture and details of its construction suggest it is an early piece by Gillows of Lancaster. Gillows had access to the finest timber imported to England and this can be seen in the beautifull figured mahogany used on the doors and the use of cedar for all the drawer linings.

The mirror is a beautifully carved example and displays the mid 18th Century taste for Chinoiserie with the rather charming Chinaman who has just caught a fish!

Finally the pedestal cupboard is an extremely useful piece of furniture. It is finished all the way around so it can be freestanding if desired and the carved detail is typical of pieces influenced by Chippendale's designs. Its height means that it is perfect for displaying a sculpture or a beautiful vase of flowers.

I am continually updating the website with new pieces and it can be viewed at www.reindeerantiques.co.uk

 

A carved Chippendale cabinet.

A carved Chippendale cabinet.

1760

Height: 60.25" (153cm)

Depth: 24" (61cm)

Width: 50" (127cm)

A rare George III Chippendale period carved mahogany cabinet; the cleated top above a pair of cupboard doors which are veneered with panels of Cuban curl mahogany framed within a vigorously carved border of C scrolls incorporating acanthus leaves, rosettes and blind fretwork which open to reveal pull-out trays made from cedar; below are two short and one long graduated drawers lined in oak and cedar and retaining their original swan neck handles; raised on bracket feet. Retaining an excellent colour.

 

Ref: PJWA1

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A Chippendale carved and painted mirror.

A Chippendale carved and painted mirror.

1765

Height: 42" (106.75cm)

Width: 21.75" (55.25cm)

A George III Chippendale period carved and painted mirror in the Rococo taste; the crisply carved frame surmounted by a Chinese fisherman and composed of C scrolls, acanthus leaves, oak leaves and dripping rocaille.

Ref: BA165

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Georgian Chippendale period window seat.

Georgian Chippendale period window seat.

1760

Height: 30.5" (77.5cm)

Depth: 16.5" (42cm)

Width: 44" (112cm)

A George III Chippendale period mahogany window seat; the upholstered seat with scrolling arms raised on square chamfered legs united by an H-stretcher and with C scroll brackets.

Ref: BA183

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Chippendale mahogany  pedestal cupboard.

Chippendale mahogany pedestal cupboard.

1765

Height: 36" (91.5cm)

Depth: 17" (43cm)

Width: 17" (43cm)

A George III Chippendale period carved mahogany pedestal cupboard; the cornice carved with running leaf, egg and dart, dentil mouldings and decorated with blind fretwork above a cupboard door with another door below which opens to reveal a pull-out drawer; having reeded canted corners carved with acanthus to the top and bottom and raised on a plinth base.

Ref: BA167



Reindeer Antiques Ltd
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, telephone: +44 (0)207 937 3754, Fax: +44(0)207 937 7199
www.reindeerantiques.co.uk