A ROSEWOOD GILT-BRASS MOUNTED AND INLAID ARMCHAIR PROBABLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK

June 9 2009, 2:33pm

George Bullock (d. 1819) made his name as a highly important contributor to Regency design as a cabinetmaker. His career was short, and for a period, unrecognized, but in that brief time he executed highly original works and won commissions from esteemed persons of the day, and notably, Napoleon's final home at New Longwood on St. Helena, contracted by the British government. Over the course of his career Bullock received several major commissions: those of New Longwood, Cholmondely Castle, Abbotsford for Sir Walter Scott, and Great Tew Park for industrialist Matthew Robinson Boulton.