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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A Regency gilt-bronze mounted and brass inlaid rosewood dwarf cabinet, circa 1815/20, in the manner of George Bullock
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PROPERTY FORMERLY OF THE HABSBURG IMPERIAL FAMILY

A Regency gilt-bronze mounted and brass inlaid rosewood dwarf cabinet, circa 1815/20, in the manner of George Bullock
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A Regency gilt-bronze mounted and brass inlaid rosewood dwarf cabinet, circa 1815/20, in the manner of George Bullock
of sarcophagus form, the hinged top opening to reveal a fitted interior with a removable mirror and sewing accoutrements, above two doors enclosing five graduated drawers each similarly fitted with accoutrements for painting, writing and nécessaire de toilette, with ring pulls to each side, with remnants of an inventory label for A.ne N.le delle Sost.e Private degli Arciduchi d'Austria n.24
52.5cm. high, 44cm. wide, 34cm. deep; 20½ in., 17¼ in., 13½ in.
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Catalogue Note

George Bullock (1777/8-1818) was one of the most innovative and unconventional British furniture designers of the Regency period. He is particularly noted for his distinctive use of inlaid brass marquetry, an early example of the Boulle revival in 19th century English furniture design. Born in Birmingham, he was established as a sculptor and cabinetmaker in Liverpool by 1804, where he ran a workshop and retail outlet called the Grecian Rooms, and by 1809 was recorded working in London. He was also an exhibitor at both the Royal and Liverpool Academies. For a side cabinet with similar oak-leaf borders to those displayed on the interior and removeable mirror of the present cabinet, see that illustrated Edward T. Joy, English Furniture 1800-1851, London, 1977, p. 165.

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