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Carved wood circular stand for a vase

Carved mahogany

Height: 23cm
Diameter (top): 30.5cm

Museum number: L97.A

Curatorial note

English, unknown maker, c. 1825-30, mahogany. One of a pair with L103.A. With three sturdy cabriole legs with inset triangular cartouches on the knees.

These stands must have been commissioned by Soane for the pair of eighteenth-century Chinese vases (L97 and L103). The vases are shown without the stands in a watercolour of August 1825 on display on the north side of the Monk’s Parlour. By 1829-30 they had been moved to the north window sill of the Dining Room and were displayed on these purpose-designed stands. It may be that the use of cabriole legs is a deliberate echo of early eighteenth century style to match the date of the vases; the decoration on the cartouches on the knees lends a touch of Orientalism to the design.

Associated objects

L97, vase
L103.A, pair

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