• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5918

    Christie's Interiors

    1 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD STOOL

    BY MORISON, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD STOOL
    BY MORISON, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Recently upholstered in green buttoned leather on reeded tapering legs, stamped twice JAMES MORISON NO 28 ... STREET EDINBURGH
    16 in. (40 cm.) high; 29 in. (71 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    The stamp on this stool almost certainly pertains to the London-trained James Morison, who, in partnership with his father also named James, advertised his 'New Cabinet and Chair Manufactory' operating in both Edinburgh and the port of Ayr.Although working in Scotland, James boasted he maintained his London 'connections'. Morison followed the latest London cabinet-makers' guides and directories, such as George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture of 1808.

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