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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A REGENCY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BERGERE

    BY GEORGE BULLOCK, CIRCA 1817

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT BERGERE
    BY GEORGE BULLOCK, CIRCA 1817
    The curved, padded back and reeded scrolled arms carved with foliage and rosettes above a squab cushion covered in navy blue silk and with foliate finials and boldly beaded rails, on turned tapering and lotus-carved legs with brass caps and castors, redecorated, with traces of earlier pale blue decoration
    31½ in. (80 cm.) high; 28½ in. (73 cm.) wide; 32 in. (81 cm.) deep


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    George Bullock's design for this fashionable chair is documented in the 1820, Wilkinson Tracings, p.5 and another version of it was illustrated in Rudolph Ackermann's The Repository of Arts in 1817, (P.Agius, Ackermann's Regency Furniture and Interiors, Marlborough, 1984, p.116, pl.95). Ackermann's text specified the chair as from the repository of Mr. G. Bullock and described it as 'intended for a Grecian library'; he particularly noted the excellence of the materials and of the workmanship involved.

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