Regency Parcel-Gilt X-Frame Stool with Brass Mounts


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Object Description

A Regency period parcel-gilt x-frame stool with brass mounts and covered in John Boyd Textiles horsehair fabric. In the manner of Gillows and after a design by Thomas Hope.

England, circa 1815

Why we like it

Its form, inspired by classical antiquity, is both timeless and highly decorative. Fully restored and newly reupholstered in burgundy horsehair fabric, this handsome stool is an elegant accent piece for a classic or contemporary interior.

Object History

This ‘Grecian’ stool form derives from Thomas Hope’s Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. XII), which was informed by the ancient Greek and Roman examples, often depicted on pottery and frescoes.

This distinctive form also corresponds to a pattern later featured in the Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster (no. 3568, dated 1827), but the design is known to have been manufactured as early as 1812 (N. Goodison & J. Hardy, ‘Gillows at Tatton Park’, Furniture History, 1970, p. 22). A nearly identical example was sold Christie’s London, 11 September 2008, lot 55 (£4,375).

Object Condition

excellent antique condition, newly traditionally reupholstered in John Boyd Textiles horsehair fabric

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

(07551) 297389
+447551297389 | +447586602796

Dealer Location

Private showroom open by appointment

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