ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS HERVÉ, 18TH CENTURY RARE GEORGE III CARVED GILTWOOD THREE PIECE BERGÈRE SUITE
To include a pair of bergère armchairs and a four seat settee, the carved padded back over padded arms with tapering, turned and spiral fluted leaf decoration uprights, the bowfront seats with loose cushions, raised on tapering, turned and fluted legs, headed by rosette panels, stamped 'TW' to seat rail, clamp cuts, batten holes.
(settee w 222cm x d 80cm x h 91.5cm) (chairs w 77cm x d 77cm x h 91.5cm)
N.B. This suite relates closely to a suite supplied by Holland and Daguerre, made by François Hervé, for George, 2nd Earl Spencer, 1758 - 1834, for the Countess Spencer's dressing room at Althorp (see 'Treasures From Althorp', Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1970, fig. 16). The Spencer pair of bergère armchairs with parcel gilt and white decoration were sold at Christie’s, The Spencer House Sale, 8th July 2010, Lot 1051, £44,450 including premium: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/furniture-lighting/a-pair-of-george-iii-white-painted-and-5335257-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5335257&sid=d10133c6-42b4-47a8-9e6f-a926884196f0
Another pair of bergère armchairs stamped 'TW' probably from the same suite sold at Christie’s, The Property of a Gentleman, 13th June 2002, Lot 82, £39,435 including premium: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-pair-of-george-iii-giltwood-bergeres-3938958-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=3938958&sid=7d81d227-eb1b-447b-9f00-37ba38033a1f
Another pair of painted and parcel gilt bergère armchairs sold at Christie’s, The Property of a Gentleman, from Belmont House, East Sussex, 15th November 2017, Lot 83, £21,250 including premium: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/furniture-lighting/a-pair-of-george-iii-giltwood-and-6108192-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=6108192&sid=b7f272a5-f0da-4b6e-8510-76643d4bc6c7
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