These Grecian-scrolled library bergeres have incised 'tablet' rails and truss-pillared arms with volutes enriched with paterae en suite with the legs.

They formed part of a set of four mahogany caned Library chairs supplied in 1814 for George Home's Library at Paxton House, Berwickshire by William Trotter of Prices Street, Edinburgh, at a cost of £7.70 each. The current set has one modern chair.


George Home; by descent to Helen Milne Home; Christie's 2003.

Paxton House

Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Borders, TD15 1SZ
01289 386291

Opening times

17 Mar – 4 Nov
Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm (last tour 3.30pm)

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