This George III Breakfront and Serpentine Side Cabinet is an exceptional piece of furniture from the mid-18th century, showcasing the outstanding craftsmanship of English cabinet making. It’s quality reveals that it was made by a high-end cabinet maker, quite possibly by Thomas Chippendale, one of the most renowned cabinet makers of his time.

The cabinet is made of flame mahogany, a highly prized and expensive wood that was favored for its beautiful, rich grain patterns. The breakfront design of the cabinet features a central bank of three graduated drawers, meaning that the top drawer is the smallest and the bottom drawer is the largest. The fronts of these drawers are serpentine, or curved in an S-shape, which was a popular design element during the mid-18th century.

Above the bank of drawers is a single long drawer that spans the width of the cabinet, providing ample storage space. The sides of the cabinet above the cupboard doors are flat in profile, adding to the overall elegance of the design.

The right-hand side of the cabinet reveals a bank of three oak drawers, which would have been used to store smaller items. The left-hand side of the cabinet features shelves, for easy access to larger items.

The cabinet rests on bracket feet with ogee aprons on the left and right, giving it a solid and sturdy base. The overall dimensions of the cabinet are 83.5 cm in height, 121 cm in width, and 53.5 cm in depth, making it a relatively compact piece that could be easily placed in a room.

This George III Breakfront and Serpentine Side Cabinet is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship, showcasing the skill and artistry of Thomas Chippendale and his contemporaries.

Suggested Further Reading:

The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director Chippendale, Thomas

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Stock Number: 21891

A masterpiece of cabinet making prowess, this fine mid-18th-century mahogany breakfront cabinet exhibits astonishing ingenuity, the central bank of three graduated drawers with serpentine fronts below a single long drawer which spans the width of the cabinet, the sides above cupboard doors, the right-hand side revealing a bank of 3 oak drawers and shelves on the left. The whole raised on bracket feet with ogee aprons left and right.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 83.5 cm (32.87 inches)
  • Width: 121 cm (47.64 inches)
  • Depth: 53.5 cm (21.06 inches)





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