possibly Thomas Chippendale II (1749 -1822)
730 x 168 x 168 cm
Place of origin
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
A mahogany drop leaf dining table, possibly by Thomas Chippendale Junior (London 1749-1822), circa 1805. With two hinged leaves with reeded edge raised on reeded square section tapered legs and spade feet.
This table is on loan from Stourhead, Wiltshire, Sir Richard Colt Hoare's home where he employed Thomas Chippendale the Younger from 1795 to 1820 to supply furniture and furnishings. The accounts submitted for his work are the largest known archive relating to Chippendale’s work. Out of the 163 pieces of furniture described in the accounts, 103 are still in the house, mostly in the rooms for which they were made. There was a fire in 1902 which destroyed the central part of Stourhead but fortunately most of the pictures and furniture from the ground floor were saved, the majority of the contents of the upper floors were destroyed. Chippendale the Younger worked with his father Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) for many years before the latter died. Much of the work he produced in the 1780s and 1790s continued the styles and techniques associated with the Chippendale firm. During these years he was completing or continuing commissions that the firm had been involved with including Harewood house, Nostell Priory, and Burton Constable amongst others. The furniture supplied for Stourhead shows the continued high quality and attention to detail that was expected from the Chippendale workshops, linked with simplicity of decoration and clarity of line. This table, although not obvious in the Chippendale accounts, may be from his workshops, stylistically it is very similar to a table (NT731639) made for the dining room at Stourhead illustrated in Judith Goodison's book 'The life and work of Thomas Chippendale Junior' plate 244. James Weedon (June 2018)
On loan from Stourhead, Wiltshire. Possibly made by the Chippendale workshops circa 1805.
Makers and roles
possibly Thomas Chippendale II (1749 -1822), cabinet maker and furniture designer
Goodison, 2005: Judith Goodison. “Thomas Chippendale the younger at Stourhead.” Furniture History 31 (2005): pp.57-116, pp. 57-116 Gilbert, 1978: Christopher Gilbert. The life and work of Thomas Chippendale. London: Studio Vista: Christie’s, 1978., pp. 235, 267 Beard and Gilbert, 1986: Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert (ed), Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pg.169 Goodison, 2017: Judith Goodison, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Junior, PWP London & New York 2017