18th Century Chinese Chippendale Period Card Table
18th century, Chinese Chippendale period fold over card table, in mahogany.
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Size; 72 x 81 x 48 cm deep.
Stock number 3418
Price £ 2,890
Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) was born in Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England in June 1718. He became a cabinet-maker in 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 representing the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are now 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.