21 June 2004
A GEORGE II CARVED STAINED-OAK STOOL
MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY EMBELLISHED CIRCA 1845-1855 UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PUGIN
With padded seat above foliage and mask carved apron and cabriole legs
21 in. (53 cm.) wide
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C.Hussey, 'Chirk Castle', Country Life, 5 October 1951, fig.6. (Illustrated in situ in the Cromwell Hall).
This stool was sculpturally embellished in the 'antiquarian' taste probably under Pugin's direction circa 1845-50. Pugin 'improved' and arranged much of the oak furniture in the Cromwell Hall and elsewhere, including the two James I oak armchairs, the carved cresting and 'earpieces' of which were added under Pugin's guidance.
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