A George II period mahogany footstool

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Object Description

A charming George II period mahogany footstool in the Chinoiserie manner to designs published by Thomas Chippendale and Ince and Mayhew.
The frame decorated with blind fret supported on four scroll feet, re-upholstered and covered in antique silk fabric in the traditional manner. c.1755.

Object Literature

For the inspiration of the blind fret trellis pattern see The Furniture Designs of Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton , 1938 by J Munro Bell. Page 31.

For the feet see ‘Designs for Parlour Chairs’ in William Ince and John Mayhew’s Universal System 1759-63. For ease of reference see The Dictionary of English Furniture Vol 2, Page 264, Fig 2. Right foot to first chair and Page 183, Fig 73. Left foot to fourth stool.
For an example of the earlier Chinese influenced foot see D.O.E. Page 138, fig 7.

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Object Condition

Excellent, re-upholstered.

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