M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FINE & RARE GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFAST or SUPPER TABLE
England, c2765, as shown in
Thomas Chippendale's "Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director" (Breakfast Tables)
The rectangular top with well figured woods, having twin flaps above a frieze drawer with original brass handle, and a lower Gothic fretwork-enclosed compartment opening to the front with a pair of concave doors, the whole raised on square chamfered legs ending on brass and leather castors; retaining 2 keys; the drawer inscribed 407
Condition : Excellent with minor nicks and scratches according to age and usage;
minor repairs to the open fretwork; minor shrinkage to leaves (expected)
The first supper table was ordered from Thomas Chippendale by the Countess of Pembroke in 1750, as a small breakfast table for the bedroom, with a protected housing for the foods. Sometimes they had supports for shelves, as well as a rear door for emptying.
These small tables often served varied purposes, including writing.
An identical example, including the fretwork design, is shown in Thomas Chippendale's 1754 & 1762 Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director, Breakfast Tables, as shown below. It is also illustrated in MacQuoid & Edwards Dictionary of British Furniture, under the same heading, Figure 2.
The pattern for the Gothic fretwork is also pictured in Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director, Gothic Frets, Plate CXCVI
SOLD (before it could be photographed)
Also See :
Fine Early George III Carved Mahogany Upholstered Open Armchair
England, c1765, as shown in Thomas Chippendale's 1762 Director, Pl. XIX, "French Chairs"
of unique form with very fine rococo carving
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Rare George III Mahogany Breakfast Table, England, c1765, as shown in Thomas Chippendale's "Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director" (Breakfast Tables)