TWO REGENCY BRASS INLAID EBONY VENEERED INKSTANDS, CIRCA 1820
the larger with a printed paper trade label for 'Lawrence, late Elvey, London', the smaller attributed to George Bullock and with a glass inkwell
larger: 17cm. high, 33cm wide, 26.5cm. deep; 6¾in., 1ft 1in., 10¼in.
In un-restored condition but nice quality. Some losses and detached elements, some veneers re-attached. Larger with tarnished handle and mounts.
width of example in the manner of George Bullock 35.5cm and 23cm. wide.
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Inventory, 1949, 'A brass Regency inkstand and pentray, 11” wide' in the Bow Bedroom
There are no fewer than four Bullock designs relating to the smaller inkstand recorded in The Wilkinson Tracings, a set of over 200 sheets of designs for furniture and marquetry described on the cover page as "Tracings by Thomas Wilkinson, from the designs of the late Mr George Bullock 1820" and now in the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.