Lot 1800 - 15 May 2018
Spring Fine Auction
After Thomas Chippendale for Nostell Priory; a George III style mahogany library table, the gilt tooled leather top over opposing swag and lion caryatid mounted cupboards, enclosing dividers and pull-out trays, on twelve hairy lion's paw feet, 210cm wide x 124cm deep x 82cm high. Illustrated
Thomas Chippendale delivered the Nostell Priory library table in June 1767. The bill for it in one of the drawers refers to it as "A large mahogany library table, of very fine wood... the whole completely finished in the most elegant taste. £72, 10s"
This desk was made circa 1900. Leather top with minor rubs and marks. The whole would benefit from a light re-polish. There are no keys. ONe hairy foot with notable chip. Two side scroll mounts with chips. The pedestal fitted interior lacking.