TDRF Adelaide, presents The Pursuit of Pattern, exploring the fashion and ‘taste’ for inlaid surfaces in England and Europe from the late 17th – 19th centuries
That someone in the Antipodes would end up sitting at, and using the same desk as he did would have given deposed French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte great cause to smile.
The German Roentgen family cabinetmaking firm in operation c1740-1795 produced some of the most outstanding furniture of their age in the neoclassical style
It seems someone believes the Harrington Commode is likely to be by eighteenth century master craftsman Thomas Chippendale based on the price received at Auction overnight at Sotheby’s, London
From London comes the announcement by leading auction house Sotheby’s that it has a very special marquetry commode coming up in a sale in December. Lot 69 is declared as ‘almost certainly by Thomas Chippendale’. Entitled the Harrington Commode it is described as an important George III Gilt-lacquered brass mounted fustic, rosewood, tulipwood and marquetry commode made circa 1770 (within ten years either way). The estimate is 600,000 to 1,000,000 GBP