8 July 2010
A GEORGE II SABICU LONG STOOL
ALMOST CERTAINLY DESIGNED BY JAMES 'ATHENIAN' STUART AND PROBABLY SUPPLIED BY JOHN GORDON, CIRCA 1758-65
En suite, with a padded shaped rectangular seat upholstered in gold cut-velvet, above serpentine arched and fluted rails centred by palmflower-carved beaded reserves, on fluted and beaded cabriole legs each headed by a palm-leaf cartouche and with scrolled feet, previously with castors, with 18th century corner block
19 in. (49 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
Supplied to John Spencer, later 1st Earl Spencer (1734-83), almost certainly for the Ground Floor Apartments at Spencer House, London.
Thence by descent to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), by whom possibly moved to the new Holland Library at Althorp House, Northamptonshire by 1814.
Thence by descent to John Poyntz, 5th Earl Spencer (1835-1910), where it is recorded in the Long Library by 1892 and thence by descent.
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Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer (1892-1975), Althorp, Furniture, Vol. I, circa 1937 and later
'Treasures from Althorp', Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1970, F11
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