A George III Regency Giltwood Stool
A George III Regency giltwood stool with carved arms and acanthus frieze, standing on shaped legs terminating in brass ball toes.
English, circa 1815
Width: 29 1/2 75 cm
Depth: 15 39 cm
Height 17 44 cm ( of seat)
This elegant stool bears many of the hallmarks of Thomas Hope.
Thomas Hope (1769–1831) was influential as a designer, design reformer and collector. A Dutchman, born in Amsterdam, Hope inherited from his family a tradition of collecting as well as vast wealth from the family bank. He was a collector on a grand scale and also an innovative designer who helped define what we understand as the Regency Period of design.