• Item: Duet Stool
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: Richard Beer, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Size: 2ft 2” wide by 2ft 2” deep
• Provenance: England
• Floral carved cartouche frieze
• Cabriole legs
• Newly upholstered
• Full grain green leather
• New brass stud work
• Hessian underside
• Excellent colour & quality
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian mahogany ebonized carved green leather upholstered coffee table / foot stool, from late estate of Richard Beer (famous artist), circa 1890, in excellent condition. The stool has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain green leather & horsehair, finished with deep buttoning and brass studwork, with a hessian underside. The itself is firm, which means that you won’t sink into the upholstery, but at the same time, it is very comfortable to sit on. The stool is decorated with elaborate floral carvings and cartouches, incorporating a shaped frieze, raised on four elegant cabriole legs, adorned with carvings to the knees, terminating on scroll toes. Ideal for use as a footstool in the living room, or a small coffee table.
This stool features an ebonised finish. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Victorian leather upholstered stool would look superb in a variety of rooms from the bedroom to living room. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height = 44.8cm or 17⅝” or 1ft 5⅝”
Width = 66cm or 26” or 2fr 2”
Depth = 66cm or 26” or 2fr 2”
This item was from the late estate of Richard Beer (1928 – 2017). Richard Beer was both a painter and a printmaker. His images were mostly architectural or landscape, and he was inspired in particular by Italian and French subjects, displaying a distinctive eye for detail on the buildings he captured and a talent for evoking the atmosphere of the scene. He studied at the Slade School of Art (1945-50) subsequently moving to Paris on a French Government Scholarship where he studied at the world-famous atelier 17 under Stanley William Hayter, where he no doubt honed his fine skills on the medium of etching. He went to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He travelled widely throughout Italy, France, Spain and Morocco, prolifically sketching and painting the rural and architectural landscapes that inspired him. He held many one man shows and was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He was teacher of printmaking at Chelsea School of Art and a founder member of the Printmakers Council. His work is held in many collections including the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Government Art Collection.
This stool is in excellent condition. It has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain green leather, incorporating a traditional horsehair filling with a hessian underside. The seat itself is firm, yet very comfortable to sit on or rest your feet. The upholstery is therefore new, clean and free from any wear, dirt or damage. The carvings are in excellent condition, with no missing pieces. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the rosewood frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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