A rare early George III mahogany supper table plausibly by the most celebrated maker of English furniture, Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1770-1780
On the 5 May 1759, a notably similar table in form was supplied to Dumfries house by Thomas Chippendale “A mahog: breakfast table of fine wood wt. a Writing drawer and wirework round and castors….. £6-8”.
The example here shares many of the same attributes, the low castors, fine moulding below the super compartment and concave doors. The solid figured mahogany top is raised by solid mahogany architectural legs relived to the internal edge and moulded to the base. Above the fine concave doors and moulded, gilt-brass wire supper section sits a cock-beaded oak-lined drawer retaining its original gilt-brass swan-neck handle, escutcheon and lock.
When open the table top extends from 57 cm to 101 cm