27 November 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A FAMILY
A REGENCY OAK AND HOLLY CHEST
By George Bullock, 1817, the craftsman William Castle
The banded top above two columns of three drawers flanked by fluted columns, on turned feet, on drawer inscribed in pencil on the underside 'Wm Castle Castle' twice
27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high; 37 in. (94 cm.) wide; 25¼ in. (64 cm.) deep
Supplied to M. R. Boulton (d. 1842) and by descent to
Major Eustace Robb, Tew Park, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, sold Christie's house sale, 27-29 May 1987, lot, lot 286.
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Bullock invoiced four oak chests of drawers, supplied for the bedrooms at Tew 'with columns Holly mouldings' at £10 18s each in 1817.
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