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A fine pair of mid 18th century Chippendale period mahogany commodes attributed to Wright & Elwick, each having a rectangular top with bow fronted centre and moulded edge above three graduated bow fronted central drawers, retaining the original brass ornate rococo handles and escutcheons, above an arched recess and flanked by trefoil panelled doors revealing a shelf, with a further drawer below; on plinth bases with concealed timber castors.

Note: There are slight differences in drawer construction.

Literature: F. Lewis Hinckley, ‘A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture’, 1971, p. 238, illus. 429.
F. Lewis Hinckley, ‘Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years’, 1987, p. 123, illus. 192.

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Barbara Hutton, USA.


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