Chinese Chippendale Style Console Table with Hoof Feet

Chinese Chippendale Style Console Table with Hoof Feet.

PRESENTING a GORGEOUS early 20th Century Chinese Chippendale Style Console Table with Hoof Feet.

From circa 1900-20 this table is in the classic Chinese Chippendale style with gorgeous carving and detail on the wood.

Made of mahogany.

Probably British …. but could also be American.

It sits on four carved legs with acanthus leaf carving on the knees and 4 cloven hoof feet at the base. Gorgeous chinese style relief molding carved into the face of the table just below the plain mahogany top.

Thomas Chippendale statue in Otley

Blue plaque¬†to Chippendale’s memory in the place of his birth

Thomas Chippendale¬†(1718 ‚Äď 1779) was born in¬†Otley¬†in the¬†West Riding of Yorkshire, England in June 1718. He became a¬†cabinet-makerin London, designing furniture 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-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 in 2008 sold for ¬£2,729,250.

Chippendale was born the only child of John Chippendale (1690‚Äď1768), joiner, and his first wife Mary (n√©e Drake) (1693‚Äď1729). 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‚Äď62¬†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.


Chinese Chippendale Style Console Table with Hoof Feet.

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Very good condition.

Dimensions: 32.25″ high, 48″ wide, 17″ deep.¬†

Price Now: $1,750

Chinese Chippendale Style Console Table with Hoof Feet

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