Carved overall with anthemia, the panelled toprail flanked by scrolling patera above a padded back, arms and cushion covered in green leatherette, with reeded and panelled arm-supports, the sides conformingly decorated, above a panelled apron flanked by iris patera, on gadrooned and waisted turned tapering legs with reeded brass caps and castors, minor restorations
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 31 in. (79 cm.) deep

Lot Essay

The bergere, with tapering columnar feet, palm-flowered tablets and cippus-capped arms, relates to the French/antique fashion promoted by R. Ackermann's The Repository of Arts, London, following its launch in 1809 as a monthly magazine. A pattern for a related 'library chair', to be executed in the 'Grecian' style in mahogany with red morocco leather upholstery, featured in his Repository in 1810 (P. Agius, Ackermann's Regency Furniture and Interiors, Marlborough, 1984, p. 51, pl. 15).

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