attributed to Haig & Chippendale (fl. 1779 - 1796)
A set of four mahogany and upholstered side chairs, possibly by Haig and Chippendale (fl. 1779-1796) London circa 1784. Possibly commissioned by Sir Richard Colt Hoare for his house at 10 Royal Terrace, Adelphi, London. With an upholstered arched back and over stuffed seat, raised on flared reeded turned tapered legs.
A payment was made to Haig & Chippendale in October 1784 for £555 but with no explanation as to what it covered. Dodd and Wood discuss in their article 'Orphaned Furniture by the Chippendale's at Stourhead' and draw he conclusion that these chairs were possibly included in the bill together with the inlaid commode also now at Stourhead (NT731559). The flared reeded leg is certainly typical of the Chippendale workshop and it seems likely, given the long relationship with the Hoare family, that these chairs were made by them. For further discussion and extensive published research see: Goodison, Judith ‘The life and work of Thomas Chippendale Junior’ PWP 2017 Goodison, Judith ‘Thomas Chippendale the Younger at Stourhead’ Furniture History Society 2005 (Vol. 41) pp. 57-116 Gilbert, Christopher ‘The life and work of Thomas Chippendale’ London 1978 Vol.1 pp.235, 267 Beard, Geoffrey & Gilbert, Christopher ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840’ Furniture History Society 1986 pg.169 Dudley Dodd & Lucy Wood, 'The Weeping Women commode and other Orphaned Furniture by the Chippendales at Stourhead', in Furniture History XLVII (2011) James Weedon (March 2018)
Possibly made by Haig and Chippendale and included in their bill to Sir Richard Colt Hoare in 1784 for his house at 10 Royal Terrace, Adelphi, London. Stourhead; given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of the contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt. (1865 – 1947) in 1946
Makers and roles
attributed to Haig & Chippendale (fl. 1779 - 1796), furniture designer and maker
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 Dodd & Wood 2011, Dudley Dodd & Lucy Wood, 'The Weeping Women commode and other Orphaned Furniture by the Chippendales at Stourhead', in Furniture History XLVII (2011)