George IV's Coronation footstool by Edward Bailey

The top covered in crimson velvet with gold fringe is supported by foru carved lions, the underside canvas is inscribed.

Details

Medium:
Giltwood & velvet
Dimensions:
91 x 71 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £36,318)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Its design and the carving of its supporting lions is deliberately antiquarian in spirit, to match St. Edward's throne.

Provenance

Commissioned from the London firm of Bailey and Saunders by the Lord Chamberlain for the Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey on 20 July 1821.

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