Early 19th Century William IV Period Mahogany and Leather Box Stool

Early 19th Century William IV Period  Mahogany and Leather Box Stool
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Early 19th Century William IV Period Mahogany and Leather Box Stool

England
Circa 1835
The William IV mahogany and leather box stool is of unusual form and made by Doveston Bird and Hull. The rectangular padded seat is newly upholstered in good quality red hide with a piped edge and close brass studs and sits above a shaped mahogany moulding. The door below has a shaped panel in well figured mahogany and the original turned knob handle and brass catch, revealing a large useful compartment. The leather top did originally hinge open but this feature is no longer in use. The sides and back also have well figured panels making it free standing. It is raised on a moulded edge plinth with original concealed brass castors.


The maker's stamp to the top of the door reads 'Doveston Bird and Hull Manufacturers. English circa 1835'. George Doveston is listed in the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, as at 106 King St, Manchester, 1832-40 and at 19 Oxford Street 1832-33, with works at Zara St, 1836-40. Doveston Bird and Hull, as the firm later became, were one of the few provincial firms to achieve national acclaim. In the 1860s they employed the designer Bruce Talbert, who established what was to become their house style and that which they adopted for the furnishing of Manchester Town Hall in 1876-7. After 1882 the firm traded as Doveston, Davey, Hull and Co.
H 44.45cm (17.50 inches) W 64.77cm (25.50 inches) D 52.07cm (20.50 inches)
£2,450.00
Stock No: F1069
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