attributed to Thomas Chippendale (Otley 1718 - London 1779)
A lady's secretaire attributed to Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), veneered with black and gold Chinese lacquer, with additional English japanning and gilding, c. 1775.
Apparently supplied to Harewood House, Yorkshire, early 1770s; at Osterley Park, Middlesex, by the 1870s (possibly the ‘japanned secretaire’ recorded in the house as early as 1782); listed as being in the Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley in the 1922 inventory (and shown there in a Country Life photograph taken in that year, but published in 1926); sold from Osterley at some point between 1922 and 1949; private collection, Sussex Gardens, London, 1950s; Botibol, Bruton Street, London; the Rose family, Dunstan Hall, Craster, Northumberland; their sale, Phillips, Gateshead, 1993; purchased by the National Trust from Hotspur and David Franses for £436,000 with a grant of £261,500 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, a gift of £100,000 from an anonymous private donor and a grant of £75,000 from the Art Fund, 1996.
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attributed to Thomas Chippendale (Otley 1718 - London 1779) , maker