26 January 2007
A MATCHED PAIR OF MAHOGANY BED STEPS
ONE ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN JOHN BUTLER, CIRCA 1792-94, THE OTHER OF SLIGHTLY LATER DATE
Each with a brass-tooled and green leather-lined hinged lid enclosing a commode ring, above a conforming step, on reeded tapering legs, one set of steps lacking commode ring, the same set with pencil inscription to underside 'JOHN BUTLER'
One set 18¼ in. (46 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep
The other 18¼ . (46 cm.) high; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
John Butler is recorded as a cabinet-maker in Gillows Estimate Sketch Book, circa 1792-1794.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Highlights from a New York auction of exceptional pieces by the top Parisian ateliers of the 19th century
Alexandra Stafford, the collector’s daughter, recalls her mother’s taste, connoisseurship, and sumptuous apartments
Specialist Will Strafford looks at some of the key names of the period, from Boulle to Riesener, Carlin, Cressent and Vandercruse
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately