• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7830

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    21 January 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD X-FRAME STOOL

    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD X-FRAME STOOL
    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, 19TH CENTURY
    The square seat upholstered in buttoned, brass nailed red and white striped covers, above channelled, scrolled and foliate carved supports joined by a turned stretcher, labelled 'WHITE & CO., LTD. FURNITURE DEPOSITORIES ...' and inscribed 'MRS MAYERS FR285 /112 '
    17¼ in. (44 cm.) high; 16½ in. (42 cm.) square


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    The Grecian dressing-stool pattern derives from Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. XII, fig. 3, while the design corresponds to a pattern featured in the Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (no. 3568) dated 1827.

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    Provenance

    Mrs Mayers.