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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY HALL STOOLS

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN LINNELL, CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY HALL STOOLS
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN LINNELL, CIRCA 1770
    Each with rectangular moulded dished seat, with pierced addorsed c-scrolls above a fluted frieze, on square tapering legs headed by paterae, on tapering feet with collars with paterae, one stool previously but not originally with an undertier or stretchers
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep (2)


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    This pair of hall stools, with antique-fluted frieze embellished with Ceres' libation patera medallions is conceived in the George III antique fashion of the 1770s. The fluted seat-rail and square tapering leg relates to a set of hall chairs supplied to George Brodrick, 4th Viscount Midleton (d. 1836) for Peper Harow, Surrey, almost certainly made by the Golden Square cabinet-makers Mayhew and Ince. Three pairs were sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lots 220-222. The same dished fluted seat-rail and pierced seat is seen on a white-painted hall stool, almost certainly originally supplied to Robert Child (d. 1782) for Osterley Park, Middlesex and sold by his descendant, Lady Isabella Harrison, Sotheby's, London, 10 September 2007, lot 294. The latter, on account of the large quantity of furnishings at Osterley supplied by the Linnell family, was associated with John Linnell (H. Hayward & P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell: Eighteenth Century London Cabinet-Makers, London, 1980, vol. II, figs. 66, 69 & 72).

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    Provenance

    One sold anonymously, Phillips, London, 6 October 2002, lot 86.
    Both with Philip Cowan, by 2003.