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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 409

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD X-FRAME STOOL

    IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD X-FRAME STOOL
    IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The beige, red and blue foliate damask drop-in seat above scrolled supports joined by a turned baluster stretcher, on bun feet with brass castors
    19¾ in. (50 cm.) high; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) wide; 22¼ in. (66.5 cm.) deep


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    This 'Grecian' stool form derives from Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. XII). It also corresponds to a pattern later featured in the Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (no. 3568, dated 1827), but the design is known to have been manufactured as early as 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 including premium).

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