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Early C19th George IV Period Mahogany Framed Gentlemans Bergere Library Or Desk Armchair Of Rare Form .

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: M Lees and Sons

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Early C19th George IV period mahogany framed gentlemans bergere library or desk armchair of rare form .
Unusual mahogany library chair mounted upon an integral shaped mahogany platform fitted with large spoked brass castors to ease movement and mobility . Undoubtedly a bespoke piece of ingenious early C19th design , allowing easy movement of the chair whilst remaining seated to move around a library or office.
The shaped-back mahogany framed armchair with scroll arms above reeded tapering front legs with a moulded front seat-rail. The shaped flat platform beneath allowing for transportation or storage of books or files. The 4 large brass castors of substantial scale and proportion with gilded brass spoke wheels. The bergere cane-work all original and complete.
In excellent original condition . The timber of good rich colour and patina . An open joint caused by natural shrinkage to rear quarter of the platform .The cane-work in perfect and original condition and the whole benefitting from light use.
H (back) 40"
H (seat) 17"
W 22"
D 26"
England c.1825
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1611


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 102 cm (40.2")
Width = 56 cm (22.0")
Depth = 66 cm (26.0")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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