A very fine George III period tripod screen, displaying a period petit-point needlework panel, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale.
English, circa 1765.
Why we like it
A rare combination of exquisite specimens of needlework and woodwork, wonderfully decorative and pleasing to look at.
The quality and form of the scrolled tripod base relates to the pieces, supplied by Chippendale to Harewood House, Yorkshire, and No.19 Arlington Street, London; see Christopher Gilbert The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, fig. 469-470, pp. 256–257.