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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY CANED BERGERES

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY CANED BERGERES
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a reeded frame and curved back, the arm terminals carved with lion masks and with curved monopodia and spiral turned supports, with tan leather upholstered cushions, on tapering ring-turned and reeded legs with brass caps and castors, three back legs spliced, minor restorations, one chair slightly reduced in height
    34 in. (86 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 31 in. (79 cm.) deep (2)


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    Designs for such 'Grecian' lion-headed armchairs were published by George Smith in his Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808, pl. 56. A related set of four large mahogany caned bergeres, without leonine enrichment, were supplied in 1814 for George Home's Library at Paxton House, Berwickshire, by William Trotter (d. 1833), of Princes Street, Edinburgh, at a cost of £7.7.0 each. Three of the set of four, with a modern copy, were sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 27 November 2003, lot 140 (£45,410).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN