Davenport Ltd (c.1793-1887)
Giltwood and porcelain with mirror plates
1410 x 1904 x 543 mm
Place of origin
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Hughenden, Buckinghamshire (Accredited Museum)
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This elaborate chiffonier, decorated with gilt bronze mounts and porcelain plaques of baskets and flowers, was very typical of the Mary Anne Disraeli's tastes.
Gilt porcelain and ormolu chiffonier. Top and base covered in red velvet (worn). Mirrored back in three semi-circular divisions with rococo style surround and two projecting porcelain candelabra. Three English early nineteenth century soft paste 'Rockingham' plaques attached to front with designs of flowers in baskets (A. du Boulay noted in 2002 that these plaques are probably Davenport on Minton, c. 1830). Porcelain and gilt front legs in form of upturned console brackets. Probably Meissen, possibly 1760, with later gilding. Left hand candle holder is English. Wooden frame. Tapestry cushion (NT/HUG/T/12) has been fixed to the chiffonier.
Makers and roles
Davenport Ltd (c.1793-1887) Meissen Porcelain Factory, manufacturer (chiffonier) Minton's Ltd (Minton & Co.) , manufacturer (plaques) Rockingham, manufacturer (plaques)