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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY X-FRAME STOOLS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY X-FRAME STOOLS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a scrolled caned seat on reeded scrolled X-frame supports joined by a baluster stretcher, on ball feet, minor variations in detail, replacements to feet
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 20½ in. (52 cm.) wide; 16¼ in. (41 cm.) deep (2)


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    The cane-seated Grecian dressing-stool pattern derives from Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. XII), fig. 3. While the design corresponds to a pattern featured in the Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (no. 3568) dated 1827, a Grecian stool of this model was supplied to Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton Park as early as 1812 (see N. Goodison & J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, p. 22).

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