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An Oak Pedestal Desk After a Design by Thomas ChippendaleAn Oak Pedestal Desk After a Design by Thomas ChippendaleAn Oak Pedestal Desk After a Design by Thomas ChippendaleAn Oak Pedestal Desk After a Design by Thomas Chippendale

Of freestanding serpentine form, rising from a plinth base, the pedestals each house four 'S shaped' front drawers with canted corners and carved fluted pilasters, a central drawer on top, all fitted with silver plated handles; the obverse with two shelved cupboards; the writing surface is fitted with a green leather.
Circa 1860

Dimensions: H: 31 in / 78 cm W: 52.5 in / 133 cm D: 28 in / 71 cm

Thomas Chippendale was the first cabinet-maker to publish a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. Three editions were published, the first in 1754, reissued in 1755, and again in 1762 with new designs. Designs included library tables and dressing tables with serpentine form, canted corners and bowed handles, similar to this pedestal desk.

Image Reference: Ward-Jackson, Peter, Victoria and Albert Museum. English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century. Victoria and Albert Museum, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1958. Plate 108.

Item ID:8550

HEIGHT
31" (79 cm)
WIDTH
52.5" (133 cm)
DEPTH
28" (71 cm)
STYLE
Chippendale
PERIOD
19th Century
THEME
English Country
ROOM
living room

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    An Oak Pedestal Desk After a Design by Thomas Chippendale

    £18,500 GBP   ~ $23,287 USD