A Magnificent Regency Period Mahogany Lion’s Paw Footed & Ticking Upholstered Stool c.1810-15

Origin: English
Period: Regency
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1810-15
The Top: 17” square
At Feet: 22” square
Height: 9”

The imposing and handsome stool composed of Regency period parts, standing on four large mahogany lion’s paw feet of good colour and quality, the oak carcass having the original black and white striped ticking, typical of the period, surviving from the first quarter of nineteenth century England.

The stool is sturdy and stable and there is no worm or damages. The piece stands well and there are no losses aside from some little nibbles of wear to the extremities at the feet, which have a very rich patina after years of waxing. One of the feet has an old strut brace to strengthen it to the inside. There are some small remnants of a later red velvet upholstery to the base and some staining to the ticking.

As the wonderfully well carved feet are rather large in proportion to the carcass there is a possibility that they were once on a larger piece of furniture like a serving table and then adapted into a stool. The tough ticking fabric is original to the period and many stools like this are ‘made up’.  

Stools don’t come much more magnificent than this; a real unabashed Regency delight.