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Vile, William (1700 - 1767), cabinetmaker

James Yorke

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English cabinetmaker. He is first mentioned in a letter written to George Selwyn on 10 August 1749 on behalf of William Hallett sr (c. 1707–81), who may have been his master. Several break-front secrétaires (e.g. London, V&A; Portsmouth, City Mus. & A.G.), formerly belonging to the 3rd Duke of Buckingham, with broken pediments and doors ornamented with carved oval wreaths, at one time regarded as the hallmark of the Vile workshop, have recently

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