11 September 2008
A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV OAK AND BROWN OAK STOOLS
Each with a rectangular seat with scrolled baluster arm-supports and open sides, above a plain frieze flanked by shaped panels painted with a crest of a griffin with an arrowed tongue, encircled by a garter strap with the motto 'syn/AR/dy/myn(?)' for the Wilkins family, on Ionic tapering legs terminating in spade feet, with check cotton squab cushions, the armorial panels apparently original
25¾ in. (65.5 cm.) high; 30¼ in. (76.5 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) deep (2)
The Wilkins Family.
Vernay and Jussel, New York.
Baron Alain de Gunzburg, Sotheby's, New York, 21 January 1995, lot 379.
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