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A George III carved mahogany stool by Thomas Chippendale, 1772

A George III carved mahogany stool by Thomas Chippendale, 1772

A George III carved mahogany stool by Thomas Chippendale, 1772

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A George III carved mahogany stool by Thomas Chippendale, 1772


the serpentine padded seat covered in later close-nailed green leather upholstery, on ring turned fluted tapering legs and foliate carved splayed disc feet

46cm. high, 61.5cm. wide, 47cm. deep; 1ft. 6in., 2ft.¼in., 1ft. 6½in.

In overall excellent, conserved condition having been restored by Arlington Conservation. The later dark green and close-nailed leather cover in good order and in keeping with Chippendale's original scheme. Two corner brackets to rails probably replaced, and beech rails with minor old worm damage, which is no longer active. The fluted legs with typical minor old marks, chips and nicks consistent with age and use, and with a good patination. A beautifully executed and well-proportioned Chippendale stool.


"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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Supplied to Sir Edward Knatchbull, 7th Bart. (1704-1789) in 1772 for Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent;
Christie's London, The Private Collection of Miss Julia Lowenthal, 10 March 2005, lot 110.
Sir Edward Knatchbull's account of furnishings with Thomas Chippendale, 28th October 1772, 'To 4 neat carv'd mahogany Stools cover'd with fine blue Morrocco Leather and brass Nail'd to Match the Chairs £7 8s 0 d.' (The Knatchbull-Brabourne MSS U951/A18/28);
H. Avray Tipping, ‘Mersham le Hatch’, Country Life, 8 August 1925, one from the suite photographed in the Hall, p. 219;
H. Avray Tipping, English Homes, Late Georgian, 1760-1820, London, 1926, p. 124;
P. Thornton, 'The Furnishing of Mersham-le-Hatch', Part II, Apollo, June, 1970, p. 442;
C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, Vol. I, London, 1978, p.222;
C. Hussey, English Country Houses, Mid Georgian 1760-1800, London, 1984, p.100.