• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR

    CIRCA 1825 AND LATER

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    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
    CIRCA 1825 AND LATER
    With later curved beech toprail, the padded back and seat covered in maroon leather, the top-rail and arms previously upholstered, restorations
    34½ in. (87 cm.) high


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    This chair, with its Grecian-tablet back, relates to a pattern by George Bullock (d. 1818) sketched in the Wilkinson Tracings preserved in the Birmingham Art Gallery (C. Wainwright et al., George Bullock, Cabinet-Maker, London, 1988, fig. 8). Related chairs were designed in 1816 by George Bullock for Napoleon's residence on St. Helena. The furnishing of New Longwood House by the British Government was finally completed in 1821. An ebonised Napoleonic chair and one of a pair executed in mahogany are illustrated in Wainwright, ibid., pp. 81-82.

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