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A PAIR OF REGENCY ROSEWOOD TUB BERGERES
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A PAIR OF REGENCY ROSEWOOD TUB BERGERES

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A PAIR OF REGENCY ROSEWOOD TUB BERGERES
Each with a U-shaped toprail with scroll terminals, the padded back and squab covered in maroon foliate-patterned material, on turned reeded tapering legs headed by patera, brass caps and castors, each with descriptive label to the underside (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 13 April 1989, lot 132 (£17,600).
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Lot Essay

This form of bergere chair corresponds to a design illustrated in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary of 1803, plate 7 and described as a 'Curricle' chair. Sheraton's chair design is further embellished with lion's heads and paws. Thomas Hope also illustrates a similar bergere in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807, pl. XXVI, no. 5.

A related pair of bergeres was sold anonymously, Sotheby's New York, 21 January 1995, lot 411 ($31,050).
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