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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 187

    A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY LIBRARY BERGERE

    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO MORISON OF AYR

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    A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY LIBRARY BERGERE
    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO MORISON OF AYR
    With bolded reeded decoration, upholstered back and downswept arms and caned seat now with cushion on lotus carved legs


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    This robust 'Grecian' fireside easy chair, with its Egyptian lotus-flowered pillars and reeded tablet crest, is of identical model to the pair supplied to Sir David Hunter Blair of Blairquhan in the 1820s (sold Christie's House sale, 24 May 2007, lot 54). The Blairquhan chairs - now cut down in height - were almost certainly supplied by James and Mathew Morison of Ayr at the same time as the dining chairs, which Morison invoiced at a cost of £56 on 16 May 1820.

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