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China Shelf, from Chippendale Drawings, Vol. II

Artist:
Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Published in:
London
Date:
1753
Medium:
Black ink, gray wash
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 x 13 1/8 in. (22.9 x 33.3 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.40.2(90)
Not on view
Preparatory drawing for Thomas Chippendale's 'Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director'. Published in reverse as plate CXVI in the 1754 and 1755 editions, not reprinted in the 1762 edition.
Inscription: Upper left: "No. 116"; upper right corner: "129"; top center: "China Shelf"; on blue paper: "204"
Foley; Anderson Galleries, London(G. D. Smith sale); Vendor: E. Weyhe (New York, NY)
Florian Knothe Classic Furniture: Craftsmanship, Trade Organisations & Cross-Cultural Influences in East and West. Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2016. Hong Kong, September 2016, fig. no. 14, p. 46, ill.



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