18C Dutch Chippendale Bombe Kast Linen Press

18C Dutch Chippendale Bombe Kast Linen Press.

18C Dutch Chippendale Bombe Kast Linen Press

PRESENTING a STUNNING and EXCEPTIONAL HIGH-END 18C Dutch Chippendale Bombe Kast Linen Press.

Made in Holland circa 1750-60.

Made of  walnut, rosewood, ebony and satinwood.


The Press or Kast is of LARGE AND IMPOSING size and construction.


The Pelmet has a STUNNING rococco style carving in walnut. The Pelmet is flowing and arched ending on both sides with a flat pillar or column shape. The serpentine carved floral cartouche is in the form of flowers with leaves and vines.

The large central section consists of 2 doors made of walnut with a satinwood central portion edged with carved, curved and flowing ebony moldings.

The doors retain their ORIGINAL brass or ormolu hardware and lock.

When opened, the doors reveal 3 shelving areas with 2 dividing shelves for storage of linens etc.

Underneath the final shelf are 3 central drawers.....Each made of walnut.

The lower section of the Kast is in the Bombe form............reminiscent of the Louis XV Style.....with each of the 3 main drawers curved to give a flowing Bombe effect. Each drawer retains its original hardware.

Each drawer appears to be made of rosewood with GORGEOUS NATURAL PATINA.

Either side of the drawers is a BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT support column which curves and flows towards the base and feet.

The Columns on each side are made of walnut and again are centered by a satinwood inlay edged in ebony.

The sides of the Kast are likewise inlaid with satinwood edged in ebony.

The Base of this Kast is SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL. It has a gorgeous flowing form to it sympathetic to the pelmet. It is made of walnut and has gorgeous hand carved edged and a central carving in a floral motif.

Either side of the carved base the Kast sits on 4 BEAUTIFULLY carved hairy claw and ball feet.................OUTSTANDING QUALITY.





The style of the Kast/Linen Press is most definitely reminiscent of the style of furniture made by Thomas Chippendale.

Thomas Chippendale (June 1718 – 1779) was born at Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire. Chippendale was a London cabinet-maker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, upon which success he became renowned. The designs are regarded as reflecting the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are today reproduced globally. He was buried 16 November 1779, according to the records of St Martin's-in-the-Fields, in the cemetery since built upon by the National Gallery. Chippendale furniture is highly valued; a padouk cabinet that came up for auction by Christies in 2008 sold for £2,729,250 (USD 5,324,763)

Chippendale was born the only child of John Chippendale (1690–1768), joiner, and his first wife Mary (née Drake) (1693–1729). He received an elementary education at Prince Henry's Grammar School.[2] The Chippendale family had long been in the wood working trades and so he probably received his basic training from his father, though it is believed that he was also trained by Richard Wood in York, before he moved to London.[3] Wood later ordered eight copies of the Director. On 19 May 1748 he married Catherine Redshaw at St George's Chapel, Mayfair and they had five boys and four girls.

In 1749 Chippendale rented a modest house in Conduit Court, near Covent Garden. In 1752 he moved to Somerset Court, off the Strand. In 1754 Chippendale moved to 60–62 St. Martin's Lane in London, where for the next 60 years the family business operated until 1813 when his son, Thomas Chippendale (Junior), was evicted for bankruptcy. In 1754 he also went into partnership with James Rannie, a wealthy Scottish merchant, who put money into the business at the same time as Chippendale brought out the first edition of the Director. Rannie and his bookkeeper, Thomas Haig, probably looked after the finances of the business. His wife, Catherine, died in 1772. After James Rannie died in 1766, Thomas Haig seems to have borrowed £2,000 from Rannie's widow, which he used to become Chippendale's partner. One of Rannie's executors, Henry Ferguson, became a third partner and so the business became Chippendale, Haig and Co. Thomas Chippendale (Junior) took over the business in 1776 allowing his father to retire. He moved to what was then called Lob's Fields (now known as Derry Street) in Kensington. Chippendale married Elizabeth Davis at Fulham Parish Church on 5 August 1777. He fathered three more children. In 1779 Chippendale moved to Hoxton where he died of tuberculosis and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 16 November 1779.

There is a statue and memorial plaque dedicated to Chippendale outside The Old Grammar School Gallery in Manor Square, in his home town of Otley, near Leeds, Yorkshire.[4] There is a full-size sculpted figure of Thomas Chippendale on the façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

After working as a journeyman cabinet maker in London, in 1754, he became the first cabinet-maker to publish a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director.[5] Three editions were published, the first in 1754, followed by a virtual reprint in 1755, and finally a revised and enlarged edition in 1762, by which time Chippendale's illustrated designs began to show signs of Neoclassicism. Chippendale had considerable competition during his active years, most notably Ince and Mayhew.

Notable works

Chippendale was much more than just a cabinet maker, he was an interior designer who advised on other aspects of decor such as soft furnishings and even the colour a room should be painted. At the peak of its success the firm could act like a modern interior designer working with other specialists and undertake the supply of fully decorated and furnished rooms or whole houses, once the principal construction was done. Chippendale often took on large-scale commissions from aristocratic clients. Twenty-six of these commissions have been identified.[6] Here furniture by Chippendale can still be identified, The locations include:

A provincial Chippendale-style chair with elaborate "Gothick" tracery splat back

Chippendale collaborated in furnishing interiors designed by Robert Adam and at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, and Melbourne House, London, for Lord Melbourne, with Sir William Chambers (c. 1772–75).

Chippendale's Director was used by many other cabinet makers. Consequently, recognisably "Chippendale" furniture was produced in Dublin, Philadelphia, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Hamburg. Catherine the Great and Louis XVI both possessed copies of the Director in its French edition.[7] The Director shows four main styles: English with deep carving, elaborate French rococo in the style of Louis XV furniture, Chinese style with latticework and lacquer, and Gothic with pointed arches, quatrefoils and fret-worked legs. His favourite wood was mahogany; in seat furniture he always used solid wood rather than veneers.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Chippendale

Similar Kast's are priced in the region of $60k...............See this one:

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We have priced this Kast to sell !!!

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18C Dutch Chippendale Bombe Kast Linen Press.

Provenance: From the Private Collection of a High-End Collector amassed over 30 years

Dimensions: 102" Tall,  69" Wide and 30" Deep

Condition: Excellent for its age.

Price: $52,500.00. Sale Price Now: $42,500.00