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250

A George III style serpentine mahogany stool, after a design by Thomas Chippendale

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

A George III style serpentine mahogany stool, after a design by Thomas Chippendale

A George III style serpentine mahogany stool, after a design by Thomas Chippendale

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,032

GBP

 A George III style serpentine mahogany stool

after a design by Thomas Chippendale


ensuite with the previous lot

46cm. high, 60.5cm. wide, 41cm. deep

This stool, the later example offered in the sale, has been finely copied and is fractionally smaller in size. The later upholstery is very distressed and will require recovering. The legs generally good but minor old chips marks and scratches including glued repair to one pad foot. The beech seat rails in good order. Evidence of former upholstery.


"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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Peter Thornton, The Furnishing of Mersham-le-Hatch, Part II, Apollo, June, 1970, p. 442, fig. 3 (where described as 18th century);
Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, Vol. II, London, 1978, p.214, fig. 389 (where described as 18th century).
London, Christie's, Chippendale Loan Exhibition, November, 1978, no. 5.
It has long been held that the present stool is one of the ‘4 neat carv’d mahogany Stools’ supplied by Thomas Chippendale in 1772 (see previous lot), however, variation to the carving and constructional differences suggest a later date of manufacture.