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    Sale 5412

    The Sunday Sale : The Langford Hall Collection, Nottinghamshire - Property of the late Mr & Mrs Patrick Radford

    6 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 299

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY BERGERES

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1825

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY BERGERES
    Attributed to Gillows, circa 1825
    Each with a scrolled top rail above a curved back, arms and seat, covered in button-down green suede leather, on reeded turned tapering legs, brass caps and castors, the rear rails inscribed in pencil, 'Monday', both partially re-railed in beech (2)


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    Reflecting the Regency and George IV classical style encouraged by the publications of Thomas Hope (1769-1831), George Smith and others, these elegant library fireside armchairs have Grecian lyre-scrolled frames evoking the poetry-deity Apollo. related patterns for 'bergere' chairs appear in a drawing room elevation among Gillows' early 19th century watercolours for room elevations in the Victoria and Albert Museum (E.47-1952). The chairs in the watercolours have reading arms, as described by in Gillows' 1813 Memorandum for the pair of related bergeres supplied to William Powlett, 2nd Baron Bolton (d.1850), for Hackwood Park, Hampshire (sold Christie's House Sale, 20-22 April 1998, lot 55).

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