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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    A GEORGE IV BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR OF LARGE SIZE

    CIRCA 1830, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS KING

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY LIBRARY ARMCHAIR OF LARGE SIZE
    CIRCA 1830, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS KING
    Upholstered in tan leather, the triangular pediment toprail above arms with reeded scrolled foliate volutes, on conforming tapering legs with brass castors


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    This upholstered library bergère is based on a design in Thomas King's The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified, 1829. This publication reflected the prevailing stylistic tastes in the early 19th century and contained over 72 plates for furniture designed in neat Grecian and Gothic design, which King claimed represented 'English style carefully blended with Parisian taste'. The pointed pediment toprail, carved scrollwork carving on the arms and front seatrail, as well as the foliate feet on this bergère are taken directly from King's design.

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