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A PAIR OF GEORGE II WALNUT STOOLS
A PAIR OF GEORGE II WALNUT STOOLS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE II WALNUT STOOLS

CIRCA 1730

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II WALNUT STOOLS CIRCA 1730 Each drop-in seat upholstered in associated 18th-century needlework, on cabriole legs headed by acanthus and with scrolled ears, on claw-and-ball feet 17 in. (43 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep
Provenance
Possibly Sir David Salomons, Broomhill Park, Kent.
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Specified lots are being stored at Crozier Park Royal (details below) or will be removed from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is at has been transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following 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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Broomhill Park, Kent, was built for Sir David Salomons (1797-1873) by the architect Decimus Burton in the 1850s. Sir David Salomons was a leading figure in the fight for Jewish emancipation in this country, becoming the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London and also sitting as one of the first two Jewish Members of Parliament. On his death the house passed to his nephew Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925) who was a barrister by profession and passionate scientist. He transformed Broomhill by making it one of the first houses in the country to be lit by electricity. A pioneer of the motor car in Britain, Salomons built motor stables at Broomhill, comprising various garages and inspection pits, where he could work on and admire his collection of motorcars. Salomons was also a passionate horologist and amassed the world's largest collection of watches and clocks by Abraham-Louis Breguet and published a biography of Breguet in 1921.
These stools are part of a suite of furniture which included a pair of open armchairs, which were at Clandon Park, Surrey prior to the 2015 fire.

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