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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 160

    AN IRISH WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD STOOL

    ALMOST CERTAINLY BY WILLIAMS & GIBTON, 1835

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    AN IRISH WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD STOOL
    ALMOST CERTAINLY BY WILLIAMS & GIBTON, 1835
    Of square hourglass form upholstered in claret cotton, on flattened bun feet
    18 in. (46 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    This stool is directly inspired by the pattern published by T. King in his The Cabinet Makers' Sketch Book of 1835, where it is described as being of 'Elizabethan Style'. Supplied to Lissadell alongside another 'Louis XIV style' stool pattern published by King, the latter was stamped by Messrs. Williams & Gibton of Dublin, who were responsible for furnishing Lissadell's Grecian interiors designed by Francis Goodwin from around 1835.

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    Provenance

    Supplied to Sir Robert Gore-Booth, 4th Bt., for Lissadell, Co. Sligo, Ireland, sold Christie's & HOK House sale, 25 November 2003, lot 121.