Regency firegrate by George Bullock

A Regency ormolu mounted cast iron fire grate, with scrolling square tapering pilaster supports with acanthus headings and paw feet on a plinth base.

Details

Medium:
Ormolu & cast iron
Dimensions:
63 x 92 x 40.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,550 ( Total: £5,750)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

The firegrate was supplied to Matthew Boulton's son Matthew Robinson Boulton to furnish his home at Tew Park, Great Tew, Oxfordshire. There are other examples of Bullock's work in the Birmingham collection, including designs on paper and fine furniture but this is the firegrate. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Matthew Robinson Boulton; Christie's, 1987; private collector; Christies, 2006; Thomas Coulborn & Sons.

Venue details

Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho

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