A Pair of Stained Beech Liberty & Co. ‘Thebes’ Stools

With ring turned ‘rope twist’ legs, and finely strung and interlaced rope seat.
The design of this four-legged stool is based on an ancient Egyptian seat, examples of which date back to 1550-1300 BC. The Thebes stool, patented by Liberty in 1884, is one of three models copying Egyptian originals, retailed by the firm under the stewardship of Leonard Wyburg. Further literature on the nineteenth century’s fascination with Egyptian stools can be seen in Donato Esposito, ‘From Ancient Egypt to Victorian London: the impact of ancient Egyptian furniture on British art and design 1850-1900’, The Journal of the Decorative Art Society, 27 (2003), pp. 81-93

Height: 38 cm
Width: 37 cm
Depth: 37 cm