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A Regency parcel gilt and carved giltwood 'Egyptian Revival' daybed, circa 1815

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

A Regency parcel gilt and carved giltwood 'Egyptian Revival' daybed, circa 1815

A Regency parcel gilt and carved giltwood 'Egyptian Revival' daybed, circa 1815

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,710

GBP

A Regency parcel gilt and carved giltwood 'Egyptian Revival' daybed, circa 1815


with a cane seat, later squab cushion covered in green velvet, on crocodile scaly-paw feet

243cm. long; 7ft. 11 3/4in.

This is a spectacular piece of Regency design which is generally in good order with evidence of historic repairs. It should be noted that the gilding shows signs of age and wear (entirely typical), it is probably later as there is a well done repaired horizontal break crack but very well done. Evidence of structural repair. Losses to surface, there are rim chips. There is also some movement to the surface and small splits along constructional joins, with localised filler and retouching. The cane is good. The paw feet show signs of redecoration and one has been re-attached with later paint at the join and with detached section and pad.


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This remarkable daybed is conceived in the Egyptian taste, fashioned in the form river boat and resting on crocodile feet, and demonstrates the Egyptomania that swept across Regency England following the archaeological discoveries made during Napoleon's military campaigns of 1798. These otherworldly monuments were recorded by Baron Vivan Denon in his Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte which was published in London in 1802. Given that Napoleon hoped to reflect his own glory in ancient Egypt's grandeur, the Egyptian style in England became a patriotic symbol of his defeat by Nelson at the battle of the Nile (1798) and the battle of Trafalgar (1805). The style particularly resonated among patrons such as the Prince of Wales and his immediate circle. A caned day-bed of the same is illustrated in R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, vol II, p. 145, fig. 25.