Music stool

English
about 1810
Made by Sebastian Erard (French, 1752–1831)


Dimensions

Height x width: 20 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. (51.4 x 49.5 cm)

Accession Number

2010.1043

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

This music stool imitating black and gold lacquer was made by the renowned French instrument maker and inventor Sebastian Erard. This stool, accompanied by a matching duet music stand, was previously owned by Gerald Wellesley (1885–1972), 7th Duke of Wellington, whose collection of Regency furniture helped to revive interest in Thomas Hope in the early twentieth century.


This music stool imitating black and gold lacquer was made by the renowned French instrument maker and inventor Sebastian Erard. This stool, accompanied by a matching duet music stand, was previously owned by Gerald Wellesley (1885–1972), 7th Duke of Wellington, whose collection of Regency furniture helped to revive interest in Thomas Hope in the early twentieth century.

Markings

Heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales

Provenance

Gerald Wellesley (b. 1885 - d. 1972), 7th Duke of Wellington; by descent within the family; sold by the descendants of Wellesley to H. Blairman and Sons, London. About 2002, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, year-end gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock