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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH REGENCY MAHOGANY CANED BERGERES

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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH REGENCY MAHOGANY CANED BERGERES

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM TROTTER

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A PAIR OF SCOTTISH REGENCY MAHOGANY CANED BERGERES Attributed to William Trotter Each with an arched back centred by a scrolled tablet with a Grecian palm flower, the seat with a buttoned brown leather squab, on square tapering sabre legs with brass caps and castors, one back foot spliced (2)
Provenance
Major The Hon. Robert Bruce C.B.E. (d. 1959), Finlarig House, Inrafford, Forres, Scotland.
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Lot Essay

The Grecian-scrolled library bergeres have tablet rails that are flowered with Grecian palms in the manner of the 'Grecian Couches' supplied in 1814 for the library at Paxton, Berwickshire by the Edinburgh firm of William Trotter (d. 1833) of Princes Street, Edinburgh (see F. Bamford, Dictionary of Edinburgh Furniture Makers, Furniture History, 1983, pl. 53).

Major Robert Bruce was the 2nd son of Victor, 2nd Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine (d. 1917). This pair of chairs was probably moved to Finlarig from his previous Scottish homes, Dunphail and Glenerney.

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