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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY FOUR-POST TESTER BED

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY FOUR-POST TESTER BED
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded cornice with giltwood urn-finials above a box-pleated pelmet in foliate chintz with cream-coloured canopy decorated with foliate scrolls and flowerheads, with spirally-reeded front posts carved with foliage, with conforming pair of curtains, head-end curtains, pair of tie-backs, pair of bell-pulls, and pleated valance, with box-spring mattress, and six bolts, the boxspring base labelled 'HAMPTON & SONS, Upholsterers & Cabinet-Makers, 8 Pall Mall East'
    113 in. (9ft. 5 in., 287 cm.) high; 87 in. (7ft. 3in., 221 cm.) long; 72 in. (183 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Probably supplied to Charles Winn (d. 1884), Nostell Priory, Yorkshire and by descent at Nostell.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FURNITURE AT NOSTELL PRIORY, YORKSHIRE

    Christopher Gilbert wrote that 'Nostell Priory is regarded by furniture historians very much as a flagship country house.' This is undoubtedly due to the wealth of publications relating to its design by the Yorkshire architect James Paine (d. 1789) and furnishings by cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) for Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet (d. 1765), and Robert Adam, who took over the embellishment of the house from around 1756 for Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Baronet (d. 1786). The furnishings at Nostell during this period encapsulate the rich fusion of Palladian, Rococo, Chinese and Neo-classical styles.
    In the 19th century, the formal Georgian state apartments were transformed into modern living apartments, and firms such as Gillows of London and Lancaster were commissioned to provide smart, elegant and practical bedroom furnishings, such as the two dressing-tables with their original rosewood handles (lots 52 and 53).

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LORD ST OSWALD,
    REMOVED FROM THE PRIVATE ROOMS AT NOSTELL PRIORY, YORKSHIRE
    (LOTS 51-53)