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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 114

    A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND GREY PAINTED STOOLS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND GREY PAINTED STOOLS
    Late 19th century
    Each with a rectangular padded seat covered in floral silk damask above a foliate tablet frieze on reeded tapering legs with paw feet, the underside of each with a paper label, one inscribed Vapan....
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep (2)


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    The tabouret stools are designed in the early l9th century French/Grecian fashion with elegantly scrolled rails enriched with triumphal bas-relief tablets of palms and laurels issuing from flowered libation-paterae and tapered and reed-enriched pilaster legs terminating in lion feet. Among the leading chair-makers working in this style was the court furniture maker Ephraim Stahl (d.1820) (see E. Nordenfelt, Ephraim Stahl, Stockholm, 2007).

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