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Her Majesty’s Furniture: A Bergère from the Collection of King George IV

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Bergère
Morel & Hughes, 1812
The Royal Collection
This magnificent bergère (an enclosed, upholstered French chair) is one of a pair which belonged to King George IV. Made in 1812 by the fashionable London firm of Morel & Hughes for George IV’s Carlton House, the pair reflects the fascination with Greek-inspired designs which prevailed at the time.


George IV, especially while Prince Regent, very much appreciated design and tried to stay abreast of “modern” trends. He took great pride in his collections and reveled in showing off his opulent homes. ads
 

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