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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY STOOL

    MID-18TH CENTURY AND RECONSTRUCTED WITH THE ADDITION OF LATER APRONS

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    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY STOOL
    MID-18TH CENTURY AND RECONSTRUCTED WITH THE ADDITION OF LATER APRONS
    The floral-patterned pale blue silk seat above a Vitruvian-scroll frieze centred by a lion mask, on cabriole legs headed by a maiden mask, on claw-and-ball feet
    19 in. (48 cm.) high; 32 in. (81 cm.) wide; 24 in. (62 cm.) deep


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    The stool's vestal heads relate to those of a suite of chairs in the possession of the Duke of Buccleuch, illustrated in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, 'The Dictionary of English Furniture', London, rev. ed., 1954, pl. XV, as well as a broad 'easy chair' supplied to Sir Basil Dixwell, Bt. (d. 1750), for Broome Park, Kent. It is possible that this stool once formed part of the Broome Park suite.

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    Provenance

    Possibly Sir Basil Dixwell, Bt. (d. 1750), Broome Park, Kent.
    Acquired from M. Turpin.


    Pre-Lot Text

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