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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A GEORGE IV OAK HALL BENCH

    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV OAK HALL BENCH
    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK
    The rectangular moulded seat with cylinder ends, on turned baluster legs
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high; 53½ in. (136 cm.) wide; 14¼ in. (36.5 cm.) deep


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    The hall bench is designed in the high Regency style associated with furniture supplied around 1816 for Tew Park, Great Tew. Matthew Robinson Boulton's purchase of the Oxfordshire estate of Tew in 1815 was followed by the appointment of the Tenterden Street cabinet-maker and upholsterer, George Bullock (1778-1818) who had previously opened 'Grecian Rooms' in both Liverpool and London's Piccadilly. He had recently executed the prestigious commission to furnish the St. Helena residence granted by George, Prince Regent to the defeated Emperor Napoleon. Bullock completely re-furnished much of the old house with furniture in the fashionable Grecian style, patriotically made of British oak and holly (a hallmark of Bullock's style), and upholstery done in bold Regency colours. The house sale at Tew Park was held by Christie's, 27-29 May 1987.

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