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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 200

    A SET OF LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY AND CANED THREE-TIER BED STEPS

    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY AND CANED THREE-TIER BED STEPS
    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    Enclosing a ceramic bowl with a later pine cover
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) wide; 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) deep


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    The bedsteps, with vase-baluster rail, conceals a chamber pot in its carpeted steps. The fashion for such furniture introduced around 1800 was popularised by P. and M.A. Nicholson'’s, Practical Cabinet-maker, Upholsterer and Complete Decorator, 1826. Gillows supplied several related 'Pair of Bedside Steps £10.18.0' to the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland at Belvoir Castle between 1821-24.

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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool.


    Literature

    1851 Inventory, Blue Bedroom, 'Bedsteps & potstand - £1.2.0'