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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A SET OF EIGHT REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND BRASS-INLAID DINING-CHAIRS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF EIGHT REGENCY SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND BRASS-INLAID DINING-CHAIRS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a curved tablet toprail inlaid with a brass panel and scrolling foliage above a pierced horizontal splat and padded drop-in seat covered in crimson striped silk, on sabre legs, restorations to simulated rosewood decoration (8)


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    These chairs provide an example of the French Grecian style George Bullock frequently promoted following his 1814 sojourn in Paris. The inlaid toprail follows a Bullock pattern preserved in the Wilkinson Tracings (p.150), as does the design for the chair in its entirety (p.7). In 1817, sixteen chairs of this model executed in oak were supplied by Bullock to Matthew Robinson Boulton for Tew Park, two of which appear in a watercolour of the Morning Room at Tew dated 1849. A set of ten almost identical chairs attributed to Bullock was sold by the late Dowager Lady Camoys, Christie's, London, 19 November 1987, lot 90 and a set of ten of the same design was sold by Mr. Edward Sarofim, Christie's, London, 16 November 1995, lot 104.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 June 2001, lot 146.