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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...

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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, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2010)

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Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English, about 1810


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

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