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Ronald Phillips Ltd

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18th and 19th century English furniture.

Alternate Text 26 Bruton Street London
London , W1J 6QL
United Kingdom


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A GEORGE II BURR WALNUT AND PARCEL GILT BUREAU CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF GILES GRENDEY

Note:  Retaining mainly the original gilding, the mirror plates are period replacements and the handles are faithful reproductions.

A virtually identical cabinet was formerly in the Hochschild Collection and is now in a private collection. 

This cabinet features herringbone cross banding on the doors, the drawer fronts and the fall. The Hochschild cabinet was left plain in those areas.

The bombé shaped base of the cabinet reflects the taste of the original owner and the fashion of his or her country.

Giles Grendey had a flourishing business not only in London but also abroad.  Furniture by Grendey has been traced back to Spain, Italy, Portugal and Norway.  The Hochschild cabinet had a Swedish provenance and it is possible that this cabinet was also ordered by a Scandinavian or Germanic family, where such a bombé shape was fashionable at the time.

SELECTED ARTWORKS

A GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

THE SHUGBOROUGH WINE COOLERS

A PAIR OF GEORGE II GILTWOOD MIRRORS WITH BRACKETS

AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

A REGENCY BRASS HALL LANTERN

A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD WALL LIGHTS

A PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU MOUNTED BLUE JOHN CANDLE VASES BY MATTHEW BOULTON

DESCRIPTION

Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Ronald Phillips Ltd are one of the foremost dealers specialising in 18th century English antique furniture and works of art. Founded in 1952, Ronald Phillips began trading from our first showrooms on Old Brompton Road, followed by a move in 1976 to our current premises at 26 Bruton Street, where the business is now run by Simon Phillips.

With a global client portfolio, Ronald Phillips Ltd have been privileged in helping build several important furniture collections, on behalf of museums, royal houses and private institutions.

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