Six Regency Dining Chairs, in the manner of George Bullock


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Object Description

A matched set of six Regency mahogany dining chairs, in the manner of George Bullock.

England, circa 1815.

Why we like them
These superb quality, very stylish dining chairs, having a most unusual feature – turned and reeded back uprights, correspond to a design by George Bullock and relate to seat furniture he supplied for Napoleon’s use at New Longwood House at St Helena circa 1816.

It is a particularly fine and rare design, executed in the finest solid mahogany having a glorious natural patina.

Object History

The present chairs can be compared with a design recorded in the ‘Tracings by Thomas Wilkinson, from the Designs of the late Mr George Bullock 1820’ (City Museums ad Art Gallery, Birmingham, M.3.74, p.22). A set of fourteen closely related chairs made to this design and displaying a number of constructional and¬†stylistic elements, typical of¬†George Bullock’s output, is at Felbrigg, Norfolk (National Trust inventory 1398464.11).

Object Literature

Tracings by Thomas Wilkinson, from the Designs of the late Mr George Bullock, 1820,
Christie’s London, 23 May 2012, Lot 319,
Christie’s, London, 8 July 1999, lot 22,
Sotheby’s, London, 4 June 1999, lot 399.

Object Condition

Beautifully faded dense mahogany, desirable mellow colour and natural patina.

Object Details

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