A Georgian Walnut Dressing Stool - Chippendale Period


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For sale, a superb George III walnut dressing stool with chamfered legs and single cross stretcher.

The chamfered inside leg is a stylistic feature of the Chippendale period and it highly unusual to find furniture of this period constructed from walnut. Mahogany had comprehensively succeeded walnut by this time due to relaxation of importation tax. The wars in France and decimation of walnut stock through disease had also made it hard to obtain.

A simple but rare piece of furniture owing to its material, finished in a sympathetic yellow check fabric.

Circa 1750-1780