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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    A SCOTTISH REGENCY MAHOGANY LARGE BERGERE

    IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM TROTTER OF EDINBURGH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SCOTTISH REGENCY MAHOGANY LARGE BERGERE
    IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM TROTTER OF EDINBURGH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    A curved tablet scrolled top-rail above a padded back and squab cushion covered in green velvet with scroll arm terminals above a rope-twist front seat-rail, on moulded sabre legs with brass caps and castors, the legs spliced, with ash side and back seat-rails and beech front rail, with metal pressed metal plate, probably a late 19th or 20th century retailer 'B. PATTESON & CO. CABINET MAKERS UPHOLSTERERS HOUSE FURNISHERS DUNDALK'
    37½ in. (95 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (77 cm.) wide; 24 in. (71 cm.) deep


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    This elegant Regency bergere is similar to the work of the renowned Edinburgh cabinet-maker William Trotter (d.1834). The rope-twist frieze of this bergere is similar to the symbolic rope-twist carving which was a nautical feature on the six hall chairs that Trotter supplied in 1817 to Trinity House, Leith, Edinburgh at £15 15s. 0d. (F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1983, p. 118 and Furniture History Society Newsletter, August 2002, p. 14). Furniture with a maritime connecton was highly appropriate for use at Trinity House, the Headquarters of the Incorporation of Masters and Mariners of Leith.
    A similar pair of mahogany upholstered bergeres with scrolled arms adorned with carved acanthus was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 3 July 2003, lot 169 for £40,800.

    This bergere stood in Hotspur's second floor office, and was used to discuss deals.

    Special Notice

    This lot will be sold under the Alpha scheme. If you are an EU Purchaser, there is effectively no change: VAT is charged at 17.5% on the buyer''s premium ONLY on a VAT inclusive basis. VAT is accounted for under the auctioneer''s margin scheme. If you are a non-EU Purchaser: VAT, at 17.5%, will be payable on both the hammer price and the buyer''s premium. VAT on the hammer will be refunded upon receipt of export documentation by the VAT department. Non-EU trading businesses can receive a further VAT refund on the buyer''s premium directly from HM Revenue and Customs.


    Provenance

    Bought from Pelham Galleries, Fulham Road for £ 1,850.