London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
AN EBONISED MAHOGANY BERGERE
BY HOWE, MODERN
With padded retangular back, arm supports and seat with cushion upholstered in John Boyd red horsehair, on ring-turned tapered legs, brass caps and castors
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House & Garden, July 2001, p.123.
This bergere is copied after a Regency original supplied to the Williams family of Bridehead, Dorset, which Christopher Howe sold to Lucian Freud.
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