artsncraftsfurniture is located in Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom
Liberty & Co Leonard Wyburd Thebes Stools Liberty Thebes Stool
REF: Wyburd . / LA81517
Currently the only near pair of Wyburd stools in the world for sale. These were first made in 1884 and were described as number one. ie the first design .They were made for the following years and a variety of similar stools were also made circa 1884 to 1900. These are arguably the best stools although there are a few obscure stools ,however they were not imitated or produced in direct competition to these. The stools both have original Liberty labels on each stool as the photos show. These are both rare. For a price comparison one recently sold in USA . One can easily obtain prices of stools but not of the same class as these two. If one reads the recent book on dating Libertys pieces its not too easy .Both these stools in my opinion are early examples.
artsncraftsfurniture has clarified that the Liberty & Co Leonard Wyburd Thebes Stools Liberty Thebes Stool (LA81517) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Arts & Crafts
Both stools are unrestored .Both have original stains/finish to them. These can be restored to ones own specification or simply left alone. I won't be having these stools restored. They are of sound construction and solid .There is one small piece out of the stretcher and the rest is cosmetic. I'm more inclined to say mahogany and not walnut but once these woods are stained or finished its hard sometimes to tell them apart.
These will be hand delivered by myself inside the UK. If you require shipping abroad then you will need to insure and possibly use a courier who can pick them up from me and who specializes in antique shipping.
This Liberty & Co Leonard Wyburd Thebes Stools Liberty Thebes Stool is located in Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom