Pair of Goncalo Alves side cabinets attributed to George Bullock


c. 1810




Height 37.00 inch. Width 41.00 inch. Depth 18.00 inch.

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An unusual pair of Goncalo Alves side cabinets attributed to George Bullock, each of rectangular form with the original breche violette marble top set above a central frieze drawer and two cupboard doors with the original quadruple brass wire trellis flanked by four turned and partially ebonised columns, the drawer decorated with a border of brass stars set in ebony, the handles inlaid with brass patera, all on four turned feet, (one marble restored). English, c1810.

Footnote: See the cabinet section of the bookcase in Frances Collard Regency Furniture, Woodbridge, 1985, pp116-7, and Blairman’s/Murray, George Bullock, Cabinet-maker, London 1988, p102, Plate XVIII ‘Lady’s Bookcase with Cabinet’ for a very similar example in the same exotic wood with partially ebonized columns at the four corners.

Provenance: Mrs Argyll, Shropshire (indistinct paper label)

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