George II Giltwood Stool
In the manner of Thomas Chippendale Circa 1755
The rectangular seat above a foliate shell-carved frieze, raised on cabriole legs ending in scroll feet. Height 16 1/2 inches (41.9 cm), width 27 inches (68.5 cm), depth 20 inches ( 50.8 cm).
Elmely Castle, Worcestershire
Mallett (Antiques) Ltd., London and New York Acquired from the above, The International Fine Art and Antiques Show, New York, October 2002
There is an almost identical giltwood stool, one of a pair, illustrated by Anthony Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, 1968, p. 193, illustration 199. Coleridge states that the pair of stools was possibly supplied by Chippendale en suite with a pair of 'French Chairs' at Wilton House; ibid., p. 192, illus. 187. Cf. a design from 1759 with similar low-relief carving for 'A Couch Bed' by Thomas Chippendale, who notes in the description: 'N. B. This Couch was made for an Alcove in Lord Pembroke's House at Whitehall', The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd ed., 1762, pl. XLVI. Additionally, the scrolled feet relate to similar examples at Nostell Priory and Dumfries House. The thick rails of the underside stained with a yellow wash are found on Chippendale furniture, including a pair of chairs from Moor Park, sold, Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Collection of Ingrao, October 20, 2006, lot 81.
C The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection
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