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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CHAISE LONGUE

    BY R. SLATER, GILLOWS, 1 OCTOBER 1812

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CHAISE LONGUE
    BY R. SLATER, GILLOWS, 1 OCTOBER 1812
    With ash rails, pencil inscription 'R. Slater, October 1st 1812'
    87 in. (221 cm.) long


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    Richard Slater (d. 1833) of Lancaster, is recorded as working for Gillows from 1785 to 1827. At the time of his death, it was said that he had been an employee of Gillows 'where he worked at one bench upward of 50 years' (The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 821). A similar daybed to the present lot, with grained and parcel gilt decoration and inscribed in pencil 'Rd. Slator Oct 1812', also from Fasque, was sold at Bonhams, 27 September 1997.

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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool.


    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Blue Bedroom, 'Sofa - £3.10.0'