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Collector's Cabinet

Thomas Chippendale (attrib), c. 1760, Furniture; cabinet, mahogany, oak, pine. H.173; W. 109; D. 49

A cabinet of upright rectangular design in two stages separated by a narrow ledge. The upper stage is enclosed by architecturally styled double doors and the frieze is carved with floral swags and ribbons. The upper part is fitted with thirty drawers, with sliding shelves above. The doors of the lower part of the cabinet are enhanced by crossbanding and corner rosettes. The interior of the lower stage also has grooves for shelves and contains a deep tray, which travels forward on brass rollers. The sides and doors of the cabinet are of solid mahogany, the panelled back and internal partitions of oak and the top and baseboards of pine. The cabinet was bought by the LACF in 1960. (Gilbert, C., <i>Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall