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    Sale 5409

    The Sunday Sale - Property of Mrs. Gwen Pethick; Property of a Gentleman and Property of a Gentleman removed from Seisdon Hall, South Staffordshire.

    16 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD ROPETWIST STOOLS

    IN THE MANNER OF A M E FOURNIER, ONE NAPOLEON III THE OTHER LATE 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD ROPETWIST STOOLS
    IN THE MANNER OF A M E FOURNIER, ONE NAPOLEON III THE OTHER LATE 20TH CENTURY
    Both upholstered in buttoned velvet
    17in. (43cm.) high; 22in. (56cm.) diameter (2)


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    A. M. E. Fournier, active in the third quarter of the 19th Century.

    A closely related pouf ' cordes is in the Chateau de Compihgne and illustrated in H. Hayward, World Furniture, London, 1965, p. 241, plate 928, and in J.-M. Moulin, 'The furnishing of the Palace of Compihgne during the Second Empire', The Connoisseur, December 1978, p. 253. Featured in the Salon de Musique it also appears to be in a photograph taken after 1865 of the same room (J.-M. Moulin, op. cit., p. 254). A stool of the same design was sold by the Earl of Rosebery from the collection of Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild, Mentmore, Sotheby's house sale, 18 May 1977, lot 10, while a further pair was sold by the Earl and Countess of Perth, in these Rooms, 18 April 1996, lot 44.

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