A George II style carved mahogany long stool by Henry Samuel, late 19th century
stamped in two places H. SAMUEL and one stamp with 484 OXFORD ST LONDON, with the remnants of 18th century needlework upholstery
49cm. high, 100cm. wide, 51.5cm. deep; 1ft. 7¼in., 3ft. 3½in., 1ft. 8¼in.
Guy Oswald Smith (1861-1928) or Rose Marguerite Smith (1866-1942)
Illustrated and discussed, ‘Shottesbrooke Park, Berks., The Seat of Mr Guy. O. Smith’, Country Life, 1 February 1913, p.168;
Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, 'Drawing Room / Chippendale pattern duet stool, decorated carving lions' heads, claw feet etc., and seat covered in needlework';
Ilustrated and discussed, Ralph Edward (rev.), The Dictionary of English Furniture, Vol. III, London, 1953, p.176, fig.46.