A George II Sabicu and Padouk Marquetry Commode Attributed to Henry Hilleading

Henry Hill ran a thriving business in rural Wiltshire in the town of Marlborough. Hill’s high quality furniture is often compared to and sometimes superior to that 

of leading London workshops. His ability to adapt to fashionable French bombé shapes and his use of fine marquetry veneering suggests that he either trained in France himself or spent time with a French trained cabinet-maker.




M. Harris & Sons, ‘Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art’, circa 1930, Part II 1730-1780, p. 173.

Lucy Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, 1994, p. 70, illus. 54.




Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, England;

M. Harris & Sons, London, England, 1930s;

Private collection, England.




Dimensions CM Inches
Width: 133.5 53
Depth: 63.5 25
Height: 84 33