Dressing Table

LL 4245

Part of

Lady Lever South End star objects

Selected from hundreds of items, these fantastic star objects give a flavour of the new displays you will see in the refurbished South End galleries.

About this object

Made by the furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779). This dressing table is a 'Chinese' style variation of a rococo design that he had published in the 3rd edition of his 'Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director' of 1762. The ornate open fretwork of the upper cupboard doors is made from carved wood, not metal as it may appear.

The dressing table is thought to have been made for one of Chippendale's clients, Lady Arniston and it was sold by her descendants in 1916.
  • Date
    Around 1760
  • Maker
    Thomas Chippendale
  • Materials
    Ormolu; Brass; Rosewood; Mahogany; Oak; Walnut; Pine
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 05
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    206.2 cm x 128.5 cm x 62.5 cm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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