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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    A SET OF EIGHT LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY CURRULE FORM CHAIRS

    BY W. PAUL, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF EIGHT LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY CURRULE FORM CHAIRS
    BY W. PAUL, CIRCA 1820
    Comprising a pair of bergeres and six chairs, the bergeres inscribed in black ink 'W. Paul 1820', terminating in tapering splayed legs on castors, one leg spliced (8)


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    This French form of Drawing Room chair, with Grecian-scrolled tablets and frames was popularised with the launch in 1809 of Rudolph Ackermann's, The Repository of Arts. Here he recommended their upholstery 'with the best red morocco leather, velvet, or (which is far more elegant) rich damask silk, ornamented with rich Persian fringe, and beautifully bordered en suite with the window curtains.

    W. Paul was probably a journeyman chairmaker working for Gillows.

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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    1851 Inventory, Main Stair Hall, 'Six Chairs - £3.0.0'