• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONISED STOOL

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONISED STOOL
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Upholstered in dark green striped silk covers, the scrolled ends centred by relief-carved rosettes and with cushion-moulded rails, above sabre legs with brass paw caps and castors, restored break to one foot
    25 in. (64 cm.) high; 53 in. (135 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    The seat has palm-flowered volutes like an inverted Roman Ionic capital, and with its scrolled pilasters terminating in Bacchic lion paws, relates in part to a pattern for a Grecian Squab sofa in Thomas Sheraton's, Cabinet Dictionary, 1803 (pl.49) and to a footstool pattern in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808. It is further embellished in the French manner with black Apollonian sunflowered bas-reliefs and banding that are intended to resemble antique bronze. A seat of related form, inscribed 'Ferguson & Christie' was sold anonymously Christie's, London, 7 June 2007, lot 111.

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    Provenance

    Bought from Robert Dickson Antiques, London.