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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 189

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD STOOLS

    OF GEORGE II STYLE, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD STOOLS
    OF GEORGE II STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
    Each with rectangular padded seat covered in green foliate silk damask, on leaf-carved legs headed by guilloche, with egg-and-dart octagonal feet
    18 in. (46 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep (2)


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    The stool pattern corresponds to that of a pair of stools dating from the 1740s, which in turn relates to seat furniture designed by the architect William Kent (d.1748), such as a settee at Chatsworth, Derbyshire (see F. Lenygon, Furniture in England from 1660 to 1760, London, 1914, fig. 147) and a pair of stools sold anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 20 February 1987, lot 40.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 July 1995, lot 30.