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CABINET ANO CHA;

At Iiis fhtp in Church Am n, aboutjj

Stcyjid and Third

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CHEST-OF-DRAWERS AND LABEL THEREIN OF JONATHAN GOSTELOWE PHILADELPHIA Made just after the Revolution By Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Museum

Phonograph by Whirenack

CHIPPENDALE CHEST-OF-DRAWERS MAHOGANY AND GILT MIRROR OF 1790-1800 CHIPPENDALE ROCOCO WALL-BRACKETS, PROBABLY ENGLISH By Courtesy of Howard Reifsnyder, Esq.

B. LABELLED LOWBOY MADE BY THOMAS TUFFT, PHILADELPHIA

By Courtesy of the owner, Mrs. Edgar Wright Baird and of Dr. Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr.

Photograph by Whitenack

FOUR-POST BEDSTEAD OF PRE-CHIPPENDALE DESIGN. C. 1760 By Courtesy of Howard Reifsnyder, Esq.

GEORGIAN BEDSTEAD, CHIPPENDALE STOOL AND LOWBOY, SHERATON BASON-STAND AND CHAIR By Courtesy of che Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia

átead is really of pre-Chippendale design as its features occurred in England before his advent into business. The bedátead in Plate 46 is átill earlier and is definitely of the Georgian period.

As I read the proof of this volume I am in receipt of the newly-published book: "Thomas Chippendale; a Review of His Life and Origin/' by Edwin J. Layton, John Murray, London, 1928. In it the author, solely on the ground of "probability/' declines to accept the identity of Thomas Chippendale of Otley and Thomas Chippendale of London and goes back to the old tradition—not indeed old, for it is based on an account given in Samuel Redgrave's "Dictionary of Artists, etc./' published as late as 1874.

If the father of the eminent Thomas Chippendale was ever in business in London some record must remain, and till such evidence can be produced argument would appear to be futile.

This volume makes no mention of the bankruptcy of the younger Thomas Chippendale and apparently he was in business till his death. His will was proved January 28, 1823.

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