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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    A GEORGE IV OAK MAHOGANY FOLIO STAND

    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV OAK MAHOGANY FOLIO STAND
    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS
    Of large size
    47¾ in. (121.3 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95.4 cm.) wide; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) deep


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    This print/portfolio-stand, with Grecian plinth-supported pilasters, was the type of furniture described by J. C. Loudon as useful in both drawing rooms and libraries (The Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1833, no. 1969).

    A similar folio stand was sold at Christie's South Kensington, 16 April 1997, lot 189 (£5,175)

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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool.


    Literature

    1851 Inventory, Library, 'Portfolio Stand - £2.2.0'