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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 373

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BERGERE

    IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BERGERE
    IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular caned back, sides and seat within a rectangular reeded frame, the arm supports upholstered in brown leather, on front turned baluster legs, with a padded squab cushion covered in brown cotton


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    The caned bergere of this form, named the 'Ashburnham' chair, features in Gillows' 1803 Estimate Sketch Book, no. 1721 (City of Westminster Library). Sketches of similar chairs appear in the firm's early 19th century room plans preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Its baluster arm evolved from a chair pattern illustrated in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, p. VI, and its reeded back reflect Gillows' early 19th century Grecian style.
    A closely related armchair was sold in these rooms, on the 19th and 20th of September 2007, lot 223. Another closely related pair was sold Christie's King Street, 22 November 2007, lot 663.

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