possibly Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner)
circa 1765 - circa 1770
81 x 105 x 72 cm
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Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
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An oak side table, English, circa 1765-70, possibly supplied by Chippendale & Rannie (fl. 1754 - 1766) or Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 working alone with no business partner) to Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Baronet (d. 1785). With an edge-moulded top above one long and two short frieze drawers, all cockbeaded and fitted with brass handles and brass thread escutcheons. On four square-section legs with chamfered inner angle. The front legs with strengthening metal brackets.
There is no record of when this table came to Nostell Priory, but it is possible, even though it is a relatively humble table made of oak, that it was supplied by Thomas Chippendale, possibly in the late 1760s or very early 1770s. Its timber and brass furniture are very good quality. He certainly supplied other furniture made of oak, rather than the more expensive and fashionable mahogany, between 1768 and 1770. On 7th March 1767, Chippendale invoiced Sir Rowland for 'A large Wainscot table with a drawer and lock and key' (£1, 2s, 0d); on the 14th March for '3 Wainscot tables common size' (£2, 2s, 0d); on the 21st March 1767 'To a wainscot chamber [a word, perhaps 'table' is missing here] for the housekeeper's room' (16s, 0d). Chippendale supplied a further two oak chests of drawers; an oak dining table large enough to seat ten; an oak chest on chest (or 'double chest') 'for the servant maids with 6 keys'; and another oak 'chamber table with a drawer'. Chippendale's firm would supply simple tables to other properties: chamber tables supplied to Paxton were of a similar design with cockbeaded drawers and legs with internal chamfers. (Megan Wheeler, February 2018)
Probably purchased by Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Baronet (d. 1785), thence by descent and transferred from the Treasury in lieu of tax in 2007.
Makers and roles
possibly Thomas Chippendale (fl. 1766 - 1771 when operating without a business partner), supplier
Gilbert (1978): Christopher Gilbert, The Life & Work of Thomas Chippendale (1978), 2 volumes., Vol. II, Figure 426