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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 155

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND CANED X-FRAME STOOL

    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND CANED X-FRAME STOOL
    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular dished seat above a scrolled reeded X-frame support, on ball feet
    18 in. (46 cm.) high; 20½ in. (52 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep


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    This 'Grecian' stool form derives from a pattern in Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 12). It corresponds to a pattern later featured in the Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (no. 3568, dated 1827), but the design was one that they had been been manufacturing since at least 1812 (N. Goodison & J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, p. 22). A particularly fine example, with baluster sides was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 7 June 2007, lot 41 (£13,200).

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