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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A REGENCY EBONISED MAHOGANY AND EBONY-INLAID CHIFFONIER

    ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY EBONISED MAHOGANY AND EBONY-INLAID CHIFFONIER
    ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded shelf above shaped supports and a pair of panelled doors inlaid with scrolling foliage enclosing a shelf, above a shaped apron inlaid with stylised foliage and paterae
    46 in. (117 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep


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    The commode with enclosed book-shelf, is surmounted by a bookshelf and relates to a 'chiffonier', described as being a useful article 'in almost every apartment of a house' in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808 (pl. 115). The present commode designed in the Grecian fashion introduced by George Bullock, has its plinth-support embellished by libation-paterae framing an inverted 'Apollonian' palm-flowered acroteria.

    Both the form of the shaped plinth, centred by a demi-lune, a recurring leitmotif in Bullock's work, and the bold palmette decoration are familiar from the Wilkinson tracings and countless other examples of Bullock's work including lot 10 in this sale, the collector's cabinet.

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    Provenance

    Bought from H. Blairman & Sons.