The Brand cabinet

  • Maker

    The manufacture attributed to William Hallett (circa 1701-81)

  • Detail

    Padouk veneer, mounted with carved ivory

    134 x 98 x 21 cm

    English (London), circa 1743-50

  • Provenance

    Made for Thomas Brand of The Hoo, Hertfordshire; by descent to Viscount Hampden at The Hoo; Christie’s, 20 October 1938, lot 72, bt. Harper; Christie’s (London), 27 November 1980, lot 24, bt. R.A. Lee; private collection; Christie’s (London), 5 July 2012, lot 5, bt. Blairman on behalf of Jon Gerstenfeld

  • Literature

    Ralph Edwards, ‘Cabinets made for Horace Walpole and Thomas Brand’, The Burlington Magazine, March 1939, pp. 128-31

    H. Blairman & Sons, Furniture and Works of Art (2015), no. 1

  • Collection

    Art Institute of Chicago