Four side chairs

Ref: 30
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed and manufactured by George Bullock (1782/3-1818)

  • Detail

    Mahogany; the leather upholstery of later date

    83.8 x 53.3 x 43.2 cm

    English (London), circa 1815

  • Provenance

    Christie’s (New York); H. Blairman & Sons, 1984; Sir James Stirling (1926-92), and by descent

  • Exhibited

    ‘George Bullock Cabinet-Maker’, London and Liverpool (two in each venue), February-March 1988, no. 52

    National Trust for Scotland, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, then House of Dun, Montrose (2000-15)

  • Literature

    Wilkinson Tracings (City Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham), p. 5 – see right

    Clive Wainwright et al., George Bullock Cabinet-Maker, London, 1988, p. 113, no. 52

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    The design for these chairs forms part of the ‘Tracings by Thomas Wilkinson, from the Designs of the late Mr George Bullock 1820’ (the so-called Wilkinson Tracings), p. 5.  A variant of the pattern was published by Richard Bridgens, a designer associated with Bullock, in Furniture with candelabra (1838 edn), pl. 14.   Richard Brown also published a version in Rudiments of Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture (1822), pl. VII.