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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY BERGERE

    CIRCA 1825

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    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY BERGERE
    CIRCA 1825
    The curved, scrolled back and downswept lotus-carved arms with lion mask terminals, above a loose cushion covered in striped green velvet and concealing a footrest with screw-in turned tapering legs, the panelled seat rail above turned tapering and lotus-lappeted legs with brass caps and castors
    41 in. (104 cm.) high; 27 in. (69 cm.) wide; 29 in. (74 cm.) deep


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    The bergere is designed in the George IV French/antique fashion, with its Grecian palm-flowered and Ionic scrolled cresting relating to a pattern popularised by Richard Brown's, Rudiments of Drawing Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture, 1820. Such tablet rails, combined with palm-wrapped columnar feet, also appeared in the improved edition of Thomas King's, Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified, 1835.

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