workshop of Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner)
Fixtures and fittings
Softwood, limewood, gesso, composition, gilt, paint
Place of origin
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Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
A pair of green-painted and parcel-gilt window cornices, attributed to either Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771) or Chippendale, Haig & Co. (fl. 1771 - 1779) and made to match the 'India' and japanned green furniture made for the 'Ante room' and the 'Alcove Bedchamber' at Nostell Priory in 1771. Both topped by a moulding carved with gilt lotus leaves and with a green and gilt lambrequin lower edge, each cusp carved with a pair of gilt bellflowers.
Probably purchased by Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Baronet, in 1771 and thence by descent until accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of death duties on the estate of Rowland Winn, 4th Baron Oswald (1916 - 1984), in 1986.
Makers and roles
workshop of Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner), cabinet-maker workshop of Chippendale, Haig & Co. (fl. 1771 - 1779), cabinet-maker
Gilbert (1978): Christopher Gilbert, The Life & Work of Thomas Chippendale (1978), 2 volumes., Volume I, p. 191, p. 172; Volume II, Figure 519 Boynton and Goodison, 1969: Lindsay Boynton and Nicholas Goodison, 'The furniture of Thomas Chippendale at Nostell Priory', Burlington Magazine III, May 1969: pp. 281-5., 282 Boynton and Goodison, 1968: Lindsay Boynton, and Nicholas Goodison. “Thomas Chippendale at Nostell Priory.” Furniture History 4 (1968): pp.10-61., 57