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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD STOOLS
A PAIR OF GILTWOOD STOOLS

OF LOUIS XV STYLE

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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD STOOLS
Of Louis XV style
Each with arched padded seat covered in blue damask, above X-shaped supports with rocaille C-scroll decoration, centred by a flowerhead and joined at either side by a shaped rocaille stretcher, on claw-and-ball feet, one with restored breaks
27¼in. (70cm.) wide (2)
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There are restorations to both stools, not one as stated in the catalogue.

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This pattern of serpentine folding-stool, with acanthus-wrapped legs tied by an 'Apollo' sunflower and terminating in orbs guarded by heraldic lion-paws, was designed around 1740 in the Louis XV picturesque manner for the Strasbourg Palace state apartment of Cardinal Armand-Gaston de Rohan-Soubise, Grand Almoner of France. Five of the suite of twenty-four stools are now displayed at the Palace (J.D. Ludmann, 'Interior Decoration and Furnishings: The Palais des Rohan', Apollo, August 1971, p. 114, fig. 13).
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