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    Mesa Chippendale

    American Furniture, 1730–1790: Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Chippendale cabinet

    This rare and inviting George II mahogany tea table features delicate inlay and a tilting top. Attributed to Frederick Hintz, this table's scalloped edges were designed to protect the tea wares. The tilting top allows the table to be stored flat against a wall when not in use. The table's brass and mother-of-pearl inlay is in the style of master ébéniste André-Charles Boulle. Circa 1745

    Chippendale Mahogany Tilt-Top Piecrust Tea Table Philadelphia, circa 1765 H. 28 ½ in.; Diam. 30 ½ in. David L. Barquist, in "Treasures of the State," attributes this table, another at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the example illustrated from the collection of the U.S. State department to the same workshop.

    English Chippendale Furniture

    High chest of drawers, 1730–50 Boston Walnut, walnut veneer, white pine; 90 x 44 x 22 1/4 in. (228.6 x 111.8 x 56.5 cm) Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909 (10.125.62) In the 1730s, Boston cabinetmakers transformed the traditional flat-topped, turned-leg, William and Mary–style high chest into the scroll-topped, cabriole-leg Queen Anne version. The best examples of this uniquely American design have carved-and-gilded shells and delicate inlaid stars.

    Understanding Neoclassicism (Mechanical Game Table featured)

    Card table, 1817 Charles-Honoré Lannuier (French, 1779–1819) New York City Mahogany veneer, gilded gesso, vert antique, gilded brass with white pine, yellow poplar

    Chest of drawers, 1755–90, Philadelphia, Mahogany, tulip poplar, yellow pine. 99 x 45 1/2 x 25 in. (251.5 x 115.6 x 63.5 cm). Immigrant craftsmen in Philadelphia produced the most elaborate and richly carved of all colonial American furniture. This high chest demonstrates how Philadelphia artisans updated traditional Baroque forms by adding carved Rococo-style ornament.

    Chippendale Mirror

    Writing table (bureau plat), 1759 Gilles Joubert (French, ca. 1689–1775) Red and gold japanning on oak, gilt–bronze mounts, leather top; H. 31 3/4 x W. 69 1/4 x D. 36 in. (80.6 x 175.9 x 91.4 cm) This writing table was delivered by Gilles Joubert on December 29, 1759 to the cabinet intérieur of King Louis XV at Versailles. This room, which served as a study, was part of the king's private apartment at the palace