‘Thebes’ stool

Ref: 2141
  • Retailer

    Probably retailed by Liberty & Co.  (1875-present)

  • Detail

    Oak, with original leather seat

    51 x 43 x 43 cm

    English (probably High Wycombe), after 1884

  • Literature

    Donato Esposito, ‘From ancient Egypt to Victorian London: the impact of ancient Egyptian furniture on British art and design 1850-1900’, Decorative Arts Society Journal, 27 (2003), pp. 81-93 (for a discussion of Thebes stools)

  • Notes

    This appears to be the first recorded example of a tall Thebes stool, of an otherwise familiar design.

    The construction is identical to that found on Thebes stools bearing a Liberty & Co. label.