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Note: This highly unusual and impressive chair is to date the only known realisation of Pocock’s design. The chair was at one stage fitted with a sliding footrest, which is now missing. William Pocock operated his business from a large showroom and workshops in Southampton Street, London. His speciality, mechanical furniture, was very much the vogue in the Regency period, and his ingenuity in developing new ideas led to a thriving business. His mechanical furniture included mattresses, tables and chairs, which were favoured by the War Office for campaigns abroad. This amazing chair is an example of his ability to combine current fashion with his cutting edge design.
Pocock published the prototype reclining chair in ‘Ackermann’s Repository of Arts’ in February 1813.
Price: £100,000 +
Pauline Agius, ‘Ackermann’s Regency Furniture and Interiors’, 1984, p. 72.
Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert, ‘The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, 1986, pp. 703-70;
Simon Smynfen Jervis, ‘John Stafford of Bath and his Interior Decorations’, Furniture History Journal, 2009, p. 176.
|Height||104.50 cm||(41.14 inches)|
|Width||73.50 cm||(28.94 inches)|
|Depth||94.50 cm||(37.20 inches)|