A pair of George III mahogany pedestals attributed to Wright and Elwick.

The pedestals retain the original ‘Antique Green’ marble and have acquired a beautiful mellow colour. A drawing by Thomas Chippendale published in the 3rd edition of the Director relates to the design of the pedestals. Wright and Elwick were subscribers to the Chippendale publication, and they often used his designs for their commissions, adding their own interpretation of the design. In this case two of the pedestal designs drawn by Chippendale have been combined.

Literature: Illustrated:
Antique Collector, 1957; advertisement with Quinneys Ltd. Sotheby’s, ‘A Collection of English Furniture, Barometers & Clocks formed by a Gentleman residing in New York’, June 1974, pp. 70-71, lot 34. Graham Shearing, Thomas Chippendale, Antique Collector magazine, June 1980, pp. 96-100, ill. P. 98 no number. Burlington Magazine, March 1982; trade advertisement with John Keil Ltd., London. Ronald Phillips, Fine Antique English Furniture, London 2016, pp. 80/81.

Exhibitions: The Northern Antique Dealers’ Fair, Harrogate, 1957.


  • Provenance

    Quinneys Ltd., Chester, England, until 1957.
    Hotspur Ltd., London, England.
    Arthur Leidesdorf collection, New York, USA, until 1974.
    John Keil Ltd., London, England, 1982.
    Private collection, USA.


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