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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY X-FRAME HALL STOOLS

    CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY X-FRAME HALL STOOLS
    CIRCA 1765
    Each with a dished seat on curved supports joined by stretchers, with roundel decorations, on stepped feet, the supports with later brackets
    18 in. (46 cm.) high; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep (2)


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    These hall stools, with Grecian Ionic scrolled seat, are designed in the George III 'antique' fashion as popularised by a chair pattern in T. Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, pl. 51. Thomas Chippendale had earlier supplied a mahogany stool of this basic form to Christ Church Library, Oxford in 1764 (illustrated in A. Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, London, 1968, pl. 338).

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    Provenance

    Thomas Willes, Esq., Brompton Square, London and by descent.