William IV Mahogany and Leather Box Stool For Sale
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William IV Mahogany and Leather Box Stool


A good William IV mahogany and leather box stool of unusual form; by Doveston Bird and Hull. The rectangular padded seat, newly upholstered in good quality red hide with a piped edge and close brass studs, above a shaped mahogany moulding. The door below with a shaped panel in well figured mahogany and original turned knob handle and brass catch, revealing a large, useful compartment. The sides and back also with well figured panels making it free standing; raised on a moulded edge plinth with original, concealed, brass castors. The makers stamp to the top of the door reading Doveston Bird and Hull Manufacturers. English circa 1835 George Doveston is listed in 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. Very good condition Dimensions (ins) 25.5 wide x 20.5 deep x 17.5 high.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    H 17.5 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 20.5 in.H 44.45 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 52.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    Moreton-in-Marsh, GB
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