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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 549

    A PAIR OF REGENCY ROSEWOOD TUB BERGERES

    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY ROSEWOOD TUB BERGERES
    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    Each with arched cane-filled back and seat, the chanelled frame carved with double-anthemion, the seat-rail applied with foliate roundels, on sabre legs and brass caps and castors, one chair stamped 'S', one with original squab cushion, the other cushion late 19th Century (2)


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    This form of chair was named a 'curricle', after the Roman magistrate or consul's seat, by Thomas Sheraton in his Cabinet Dictionary, London, 1803. This name was subsequently adopted by Gillows of London and Lancaster and five chairs of this model were supplied by Gillows between 1811 and 1812 to Wilbraham Egerton for Tatton Park, Cheshire, intended for bedrooms or dressing-rooms (N. Goodison and J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, pl. 16A; and S. Bourne, Gillow Chairs and Fashion, Exhibition Catalogue, Blackburn, 1991, p. 32-33).

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