• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5966

    Christie's Interiors

    15 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 507

    A CAST SIMULATED BRONZE METAL LIBRARY BERGERE

    OF REGENCY STYLE, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE

    Price Realised  

    A CAST SIMULATED BRONZE METAL LIBRARY BERGERE
    OF REGENCY STYLE, OF RECENT MANUFACTURE
    The sides and legs modelled as a pair of griffin monopodia, with buttoned plush upholstered seat, verdi-gris patination overall


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    This bergere is conceived as an imperial throne in the antique style promoted by the Society of Dilettanti and by architects such as Charles Heathcote Tatham (d. 1842), author of Etchings of ... Grecian and Roman Architectural Ornament, 1806. It resembles a Grecian marble theatre seat with its 'poetic' chimerae in the form of the griffin or lion-bodied eagle that was sacred to the sun and poetry deity, Apollo.

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