• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV WALNUT ARMCHAIRS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1830
    Each with rectangular padded back and seat cushions covered in burnt sienna buttoned velvet, the back, arms and legs bobbin-turned, with brass caps and castors stamped 'COPE COLLINSON PATENT STRONG', with batten carrying-holes
    37 in. (94 cm.) high; 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep (2)


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    The French-fashioned, squab-cushioned bergeres are bobbin-railed in the George IV 'Elizabethan' or 'Old English' manner, as popularised by Thomas King, author of Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified (1829) and Specimens of Furniture in the Elizabethan and Louis Quatorze Styles (1835). An 'easy chair' was amongst the 'bobbin' enriched furniture supplied by Gillows, and included in the 1840 inventory of Mere Hall, Cheshire.

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