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A suite of twelve carved William and Mary giltwood foot stools, late 17th Century.

With cushion-moulded seat rails carved with scrolls and leaves and on pierced scrolled square tapering legs with leaf carving.

Joined by pierced scrolled flat stretchers on turned leaf-carved feet; of varying widths.

A similar pair, with square feet, is attributed to Thomas Pelletier, circa 1700.

Thomas Pelletier (1680-1723) was the son and brother of Huguenot carvers and gilders who had found refuge in London.

In 1704 he was made Cabinet Maker in Ordinary to Queen Anne.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the bow window room … six taborets frames carved of guilt cover’d with crimson velvet green Brogadillo,’

‘the dressing room to the George rooms 4 stools gilt frames green damask cushions,’

‘the Jewel closet 2 stools Gilt frames and Green Damask Cushion,’

‘the bed chamber 2nd George Room … 2 Long Stools Gilt Frames, Damask stuff’d Cushion.’


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