A GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL
A GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL
A GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL
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A GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL

MID-18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE II WALNUT STOOL
MID-18TH CENTURY
The seat covered in 18th-century Russian reindeer hide from the Danish ship The Metta Catharina, on cabriole legs
17 in. (43 cm.) high; 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Edward Hurst, April 2008.
Special notice

Specified lots (sold and unsold) marked with a filled square not collected from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale will, at our option, be removed to Crozier Park Royal (details below). Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection on the third business day after the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Lot Essay

This chair and stool (lots 1 and 2) are both covered in 18th-century Russian reindeer hide from the Danish ship ‘Die Fraumetta Catharine von Flensburg, the Metta Catharina which sank off the coast of Plymouth on 10 December 1786. The cargo of leather and hemp, bound for Genoa from St. Petersburg was discovered in 1973.

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