Irish George II Walnut Stool

Irish George II Walnut Stool

What a find – this George II period Walnut Stool is a tour de force of the style.  The floral embroidery and masterful carving show an attention to detail across every square centimeter on this piece that is rare to see even in antiques.  It breaks my heart reading the auction notes to know that there was a matching armchair (gasp!) that went along with the stool at one point and now they’re separated.  Like two soul mates ripped apart by a foolish collector. Available until March 25th as Lot 17 in the Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection at Christie’s King Street Office in London.

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

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