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The design of the base, the use of padouk and the brass catch to the underside correspond to the Chippendale oeuvre.

One comparable piece is the well-documented padouk bookcase at Dumfries House in Scotland.

Drawings by Chippendale for a related table base and legs are preserved in the Harewood House archives, Yorkshire.

Literature: Christopher Gilbert, ‘The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale’, 1978, vol. II, pp. 254-5, illus. 464-7.


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