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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 243

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BERGÈRE

    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BERGÈRE
    CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    Upholstered in buttoned green leather, on reeded legs, with brass caps and castors


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    The comfortably upholstered library-fireside bergère reflects the robust early 19th Century French/Grecian fashion, and has flowered paterae embellishing its Ionic-scrolled 'triclinium' arms, while 'Pan' reeds wrap its sunk-tablets and urn-capped columnar legs. It typifies the George IV fashion, driven by the Wyatt dynasty of architects through Messrs. Gillows of London and Lancaster, who supplied related 'Rutland' patterned 'Good Easy Chairs' for the library at Hackwood, Hampshire in 1813. See a pair sold at Christie's House sale, Hackwood, 20-22 April 1998, lot 55.

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