• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    AN IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL

    CIRCA 1730, PROBABLY DUBLIN

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    AN IRISH GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL
    CIRCA 1730, PROBABLY DUBLIN
    The rectangular padded seat covered in associated 18th century floral gros point needlework, above a waved frieze centred on each long side by a shell, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs with pad feet, with ash rails, with paper label printed '181', with Arlington Conservation label
    17 in. (43 cm.) high; 23¾ in. (60 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    This stool is almost certainly part of the suite of seat-furniture discussed by The Knight of Glin & J. Peill in Irish Furniture, New Haven & London, 2007, p. 216, no. 52 [armchair] & p. 219, no. 59 [stool]. The legs are faceted in the manner of a shell which in turn echoes the shell carved in the centre of the seat-rail. The armchair was sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 20 January 1996, lot 366 and may be the same as that sold by the late Brigadier W. E. Clarke, CMG, DSO, Christie's, London, 25 July 1969, lot 79. The stool was with Mallett, London in 1994. A pair of side chairs from the suite was sold by the late Simon Sainsbury, Esq., Christie's, London, 18 June 2008, lot 327 (£23,750).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Bonham's, London, 2002.