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A MATCHED PAIR OF MAHOGANY BED STEPS
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A MATCHED PAIR OF MAHOGANY BED STEPS

ONE ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN JOHN BUTLER, CIRCA 1792-94, THE OTHER OF SLIGHTLY LATER DATE

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A MATCHED PAIR OF MAHOGANY BED STEPS
ONE ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN JOHN BUTLER, CIRCA 1792-94, THE OTHER OF SLIGHTLY LATER DATE
Each with a brass-tooled and green leather-lined hinged lid enclosing a commode ring, above a conforming step, on reeded tapering legs, one set of steps lacking commode ring, the same set with pencil inscription to underside 'JOHN BUTLER'
One set 18¼ in. (46 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep
The other 18¼ . (46 cm.) high; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep (2)
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John Butler is recorded as a cabinet-maker in Gillows Estimate Sketch Book, circa 1792-1794.

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