A NEO-CLASSICAL BLUE DRAWING-ROOM, GC Maund

A NEO-CLASSICAL BLUE DRAWING-ROOM, GC Maund

19th century Continental

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This confluence of English and Continental styles is remarkably well illustrated by the artist in what is apparently a room furnished in the height of the Regency taste and subsequently left dissembled by a later occupation. The lack of paintings and any formal symmetry amongst the surviving pieces of furniture is heightened by the paucity of furniture, apart from the superb fitted cabinet or giltwood arm-chairs. It indicates the passing of the fashion as much as the inclusion of the later ordinary little side chairs placed almost insultingly against the cabinet with its echoes of Jacob at their best in the ormolu mounts, gilt enrichments and use of looking-glass.

The flattened domed ceiling on pendentives suggests a highly fashionable Regency architect, as does the large expanse of plate glass, surely undressed from former glories of the upholsterer's arts. The impressive chimneypiece and grate are as expensive as the cabinet and armchairs redolent of those designed by Tatham and supplied by Morel in 1807 for the new Throne Room at Carlton House. The tones of blue and gilt utilised overall are typical of Regency fascination with the French Empire style, further emphasised by the remaining carpet. Is this The Last of the Old Home?
Dimensions
Height 299.00 mm (11.77 inches)
Width 407.00 mm (16.02 inches)
Medium
Watercolour
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Signed:GC Maund
Charles Plante Fine Arts

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