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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    A REGENCY BROWN OAK, GONCALO ALVES AND EBONISED WRITING-TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY BROWN OAK, GONCALO ALVES AND EBONISED WRITING-TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular crossbanded top above two mahogany-lined frieze drawers on one side and two simulated drawers on the reverse, on panelled end-supports joined by a turned stretcher, on scrolled plinths with sunk castors
    28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.5 cm.) wide; 27¼ in. (69 cm.) deep


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    George Bullock was known for his sophisticated use of native timbers, in particular oak which he often combined with exotic veneers such as rosewood, mahogany, zebra wood and goncalo alves, seen on this table. The writing table's simple but practical design meant that it could be easily moved around the room for decoration and use, an important quality of Regency furnishings.

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    Provenance

    Offered anonymously, Christie's, London, 8 July 1993, lot 105.


    Saleroom Notice

    The property title should read
    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 26-27) and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 26-27)