A CARVED WALNUT STOOL, POSSIBLY ENGLISH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with leather upholstered top and later shaped stretchers
40cm. high, 38.5cm. wide, 38.5cm. deep; 1ft. 3¾in., 1ft. 3¼in., 1ft. 3¼in.
A rare form. Later stretchers - although these have some age as there is fragmenting. Legs with some chips and losses to carved detail. Seat rails originally covered over with upholsterey, so tack holes in evidence. Seat rails with filler and inset section of timber. Evidence of old worm, which has undergone conservation. Later applied pads to feet. Leather upholsterey has been re-done recently.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Inventory, 1949, 'A James Stool in Walnut, on carved turned legs and square stretchers, the square seat in leather' in the Front Hall