possibly Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner)
circa 1760 - 1770
Mahogany, oak, brass, red-washed deal, steel
82 x 86.5 x 53.5 cm
Place of origin
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Erddig, Wrexham (Accredited Museum)
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A mahogany serpentine dressing chest, England, circa 1760-1770, possibly by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779). The top mahogany veneered on deal, and with moulded edge. The backboards of deal covered in a red wash; the sides of the chest of solid mahogany. Fitted with four graduated and cockbeaded long drawers, all with oak drawer linings and runners, and fitted with brass handles, backplates and thread escutcheons. The uppermost drawer originally fitted out for dressing, with compartments surrounding a central hinged mirror beneath a slided. Raised on bracket feet, reinforced to the interior with laminated blocks. The boards between the drawers, and the 'lips', of deal.
Possibly originally part of the furnishings of either Newnham,Hertfordshire, or a house in Park Street, Mayfair, which Philip Yorke I (1743-1804) inherited in 1770 from his uncle James Hutton. Given by Phillip Yorke III (1905-1978) along with the estate, house and contents to the National Trust in 1973.
Makers and roles
possibly Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner), cabinet-maker possibly Chippendale & Rannie (fl. 1754 - 1766), cabinet-maker