Chippendale's Reader
Check out the central frieze on this breakfront… the oval “sunflower” design is a staple of Ince & Mayhew work. Every English antiques dealer dreams of seeing this on a period piece: Le Trianon - A Fine George III Mahogany Breakfront Cabinet attributed to Ince & Mayhew, based on a design of Robert Adam

Check out the central frieze on this breakfront… the oval “sunflower” design is a staple of Ince & Mayhew work. Every English antiques dealer dreams of seeing this on a period piece: Le Trianon - A Fine George III Mahogany Breakfront Cabinet attributed to Ince & Mayhew, based on a design of Robert Adam

Under $1 million? Attributed to my namesake? Bargain.
It Almost sounds as if the catalogue-writer is calling Mr. Chippendale unoriginal: "Its eclectic Franco-Italian ornament applied to an essentially Palladian structure is represented in a pattern for a ‘Desk & Bookcase’ in his first edition of the Director in 1754 (pl. LXXVIII; and pl. CVIII in the 1762 edition). The serpentine voluted pediment framing a bust-plinth is in the revived antique manner of the celebrated architect Inigo Jones (d. 1650), while the inlaid drawer panels derive from a Louis XIV commode in the antique style designed and engraved by the ornamentalist Jean Berain (d. 1711) (L’Oeuvre Complet de Jean Berain, n.d., pl. 88; reproduced in Messer sale, lot 130). The fretted ‘triumphal arch’ and tablet-form glazing bars and inlaid medallions correspond to the neoclassical style introduced by the architect and designer Robert Adam (d. 1792)." (Jean Berain?! Puh-leeze… Where are the naked dancers named after him?)

Under $1 million? Attributed to my namesake? Bargain.

It Almost sounds as if the catalogue-writer is calling Mr. Chippendale unoriginal: "Its eclectic Franco-Italian ornament applied to an essentially Palladian structure is represented in a pattern for a ‘Desk & Bookcase’ in his first edition of the Director in 1754 (pl. LXXVIII; and pl. CVIII in the 1762 edition). The serpentine voluted pediment framing a bust-plinth is in the revived antique manner of the celebrated architect Inigo Jones (d. 1650), while the inlaid drawer panels derive from a Louis XIV commode in the antique style designed and engraved by the ornamentalist Jean Berain (d. 1711) (L’Oeuvre Complet de Jean Berain, n.d., pl. 88; reproduced in Messer sale, lot 130). The fretted ‘triumphal arch’ and tablet-form glazing bars and inlaid medallions correspond to the neoclassical style introduced by the architect and designer Robert Adam (d. 1792)." (Jean Berain?! Puh-leeze… Where are the naked dancers named after him?)

He just had this way with curves…
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- Sofa - Plate XXXI, Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director (French style [reverse scroll feet] Rococo style)designed by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779)via Buffalo As An Architectural Museum

He just had this way with curves…

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- Sofa - Plate XXXI, Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director
(French style [reverse scroll feet] Rococo style)
designed by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779)
via Buffalo As An Architectural Museum