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Vintage Mahogany Chippendale Nostell Priory Partner's Desk 20thC

Chippendale partners desk | Ref. no. 09087 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09087
Price: £ 0.00
We feel enormously privileged to present this magnificent flame mahogany lion's head Chippendale partners desk. It is an exact...

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We feel enormously privileged to present this magnificent flame mahogany lion's head Chippendale partners desk. It is an exact replica of the desk supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Sir Rowland Winn in 1767 for his residence, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire and, in our view, demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft, representing all that is finest from the 18th century - perfect proportions, fine cabinet making and carving of the highest quality.

The original of this Chippendale partners desk is owned by the National Trust and resides still at the site of the former Nostell Priory, now a beautiful house built in the Palladian style, the current home of Lord St Oswald. The desk has been beautifully crafted from flame mahogany and is finished all round so it is free standing. The desk features beautifully carved lion's heads, with acanthus and laurel details, and it stands on elegant lion's paw feet. Carved from solid mahogany, the craftsmanship is of the highest order, surely the work of a master carver.

This Chippendale partners desk is identical on both sides, with the cupboard doors on one side each opening to reveal a bank of four graduated drawers, all lined in solid mahogany with brass drop handles, and a central frieze drawer. The doors on the other side open to reveal a drawer above four vertical file dividers and a central frieze drawer. To cap it off, the top is lined in the finest olive green gilt-tooled hide.

We cannot overstate the significance of this piece; it represents the very pinnacle of the cabinet maker’s craft. It may interest you to know that Christie’s sold a similar replica Thomas Chippendale desk, by London furniture makers Arthur Brett, for £221,000 in March 2017. This stunning Chippendale partners desk will bring style and beauty to your home like no other piece and is certain to become the shining centrepiece of your furniture collection.

Condition Of This Chippendale Partners Desk

This Chippendale partners desk is in a great condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops as can easily be observed in the photos we have included in our set of pics. Kindly take a couple of minutes to take a look at them and assure yourself of this.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 198 x Depth 127

Height 63 - Knee Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 2 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch - Knee Height

Our reference: 09087

Nostell Priory
is a Palladian house built on the site of a medieval monastery. The monastic buildings were converted into a house after the Dissolution; in 1650 the estate was acquired by the Winn family. Sir Rowland Winn, the 4th baronet, having returned from the Grand Tour in 1729, began to build the present house in c.1730. The plans for the house, based on Palladio’s Villa Mocenigo, were likely formulated by Colonel James-Moyser; they were executed, with alterations, by James Paine in 1735-50. In the 1760s the 5th baronet commissioned Robert Adam to complete the interiors; the resulting Neo-classical decorations are among Adam's best. The decorative painting was carried out by Antonio Zucchi, the plasterwork by Joseph Rose the younger and the furniture by Thomas Chippendale.

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 198 x Depth 127

Height 63 - Knee Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 2 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch - Knee Height


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In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

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