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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 405

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT SOFA

    BY THE GILLOWS CRAFTSMAN RICHARD SLATER, CIRCA OCTOBER 1812

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT SOFA
    BY THE GILLOWS CRAFTSMAN RICHARD SLATER, CIRCA OCTOBER 1812
    Upholstered in Howe patterned cotton, with outswept arms and sabre legs, on brass caps and castors
    36½ in. (93 cm.) high; 91 in. (231 cm.) wide; 31 in. (79 cm.) deep


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    A chaise longue, en suite dated 'Oct 1812' and signed by Richard Slater (d.1833) was also sold from Fasque, Bonhams house sale, 27 September 1997, lot 58.
    A further chaise longue from the same suite (the pair to the above) dated '1st October 1812' and signed by Richard Slater was sold Fasque, The Seat of the Galdstones, Christie's King Street, 7 May 2008, lot 118.
    Richard Slater 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).

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    Provenance

    Supplied to Sir John Gladstone, 1st Bt. (d.1851), for Seaforth House, Liverpool until moved to Fasque, Kincardineshire, Scotland and by descent until sold Bonhams house sale, 27 September 1997 lot 325.