Dressing Table

LL 4245


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.