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A Charles II oak joined stool with a drawer,

third quarter 17th century

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A Charles II oak joined stool with a drawer,

third quarter 17th century

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A Charles II oak joined stool with a drawer,

third quarter 17th century

the moulded seat above a lunette carved frieze to three sides, the drawer with carved initials 'E.D', the square and bobbin turned legs joined by peripheral stretchers
41cm. high, 41cm. wide, 41cm. deep; 1ft. 4in., 1ft. 4in., 1ft. 4in.
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Provenance

Purchased by Henry Price from Frank Partridge and Sons Ltd on the 1st of January 1939 for £25 and in his collection at Wakehurst Place until sold, The Price Collection, these rooms, 22nd November 2000, lot 4. 

Catalogue Note

Sir Henry Price established a tailoring business in 1906 which expanded to some 500 outlets with 12000 employees at its peak. He acquired the estate of Wakehurst Place in Sussex, shortly before receiving a knighthood in 1937. It was for this house and Wilbraham House in London that Sir Henry set about forming an exceptional collection of furniture, paintings and works of art.  Much of the furniture was supplied by his friend and mentor Frank Partridge whose business was to become one of the most prominent firms dealing in antique furniture in the 20th century and to the present day.  In 1953 Sir Henry was created a baronet. On his death ten years later, he bequeathed Wakehurst Place to the National Trust. One of his most important furniture purchases was a William III settee and day bed ensuite which he acquired for the enormous sum of £2,800 in 1950.  These pieces which were almost certainly supplied by Philip Guibert for the 1st Duke of Leeds at Hornby Castle were generously presented by Sir Henry Price to Temple Newsam House, Leeds where they remain as a symbol of his connoisseurship and philanthropy.

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