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A Mahogany Chippendale Two-tier Dumbwaiter, England, c.1800


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This is a most interesting and different dumbwaiter that is indeed extremely practical by having two large dishtop platforms instead of the usual descending two or three tiers. Also, each platform is supported not by a central column but by three nicely turned outer columns, which interestingly gives one a lot of serviceability. Further, each top is beautifully "dishtopped" with a series of turnings, giving each top a good sense of depth. Each platform is composed of a solid single board of amber mellowed figured mahogany.

This is a lovely and serviceable dumbwaiter in superb condition. For a related two-tier dumbwaiter of similar form, see British Antique Furniture, John Andrews. 

Height: 34 1/2 in. Diameter: 25 1/2 in.
$6,500
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