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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167


    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Circa 1760
    The brown leather upholstered rectangular seat on chanelled square legs terminating in brass castors
    30 in. (76 cm.) wide

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    This handsome George II 'Chippendale' stool has Gothick columnar legs in the novel and patriotic fashion promoted by the connoisseur Horace Walpole, and by popularised by B.and T. Langleys, Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions, 1747. The pattern, with large pillars clustered by four smaller ones, corresponds to that of a 1759 bed-post engraving issued in Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, 3rd. ed. 1762, pl.34. no. B. The pattern, with similar ribboned plinth, was adopted for armchairs sold Sothebys London 22 March 2002, lot 155.

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