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Late Regency George IV Period 19th Century ‘Curricle’ Tub Chair

Late Regency George IV Period 19th Century ‘Curricle’ Tub Chair

In the manner of GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & London


circa 1826

The curricle shaped chair has crisply carved decoration to the arms above 'C' scrolls. The tub chair has recently been re-upholstered with the original sprung seat and stands on carved front legs and out-swept rear legs which terminate on the original gilt brass castors.

The curricle, a popular piece of furniture throughout the Regency period, is described by Thomas Sheraton in his 'Cabinet Dictionary', 1803, as having taken its name from 'being shaped like that kind of carriage" and was "well adapted for dining parlours, being of a strong form, easy and conveniently low, affording easier access to a dining table than the common kind." However being a comfortable easy chair it was often used for reading and writing in libraries. Due to its splendid adaptability, it could be used in various other rooms such as bedrooms and dressing rooms making the chair's form very popular. Gillow of Lancaster made five curricles in mahogany for the dressing rooms and bedrooms at Tatton Park, Cheshire, England in 1812.


Height 88.90cm (35 inches)

Width 58.07cm (22.86 inches)

Depth 59.00cm (23.23 inches)

Stock No: FCS557


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