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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SIMULATED ROSEWOOD FOOT STOOLS

    CIRCA 1820

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV SIMULATED ROSEWOOD FOOT STOOLS
    CIRCA 1820
    Each of scroll shape with foliate-carved spiral terminal, covered in cream material depicting birds and peacocks amidst branches, on a reeded base with ormolu bun feet, one foot replaced in giltwood
    Each: 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) wide; 12½ in. (32 cm.) deep (2)


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    The pattern for this 'Grecian' acanthus-flowered and truss-scrolled stool was invented by the Mayfair cabinet-maker Joseph Gregson (d. 1827) and published in R. Ackermann's, The Repository of Arts, 1813. Related stools accompanied a suite of 'Grecian' furniture commissioned in 1808 by Walter Ramsden Hawksworth Fawkes and supplied for Farnley Hall, Yorkshire by the Oxford Street cabinet-maker Thomas Carter (d. 1815).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 1-92)