Attributed To Brighton Royal Pavilion An Exceptional Rare Antique Chinese Inspired Regency Cane Side Chair Circa 1790 Identical To Displayed/Featured Chairs In King George IV Boudoir In The Pavilion


Attributed to the personal collection of King George IV at Brighton Royal Pavilion, this exceptional antique cane and faux bamboo chair has all the hallmarks of the Chinese inspired interiors of The Royal Pavilion. Simply beautiful this collectors/museum piece is a rare survivor in original condition circa 1790. Hand turned faux bamboo swept back frame with hand painted detailing. Central cane seat with cane rear splat back rest and turned stretcher legs. An extraordinary piece of statement furniture. Identical to chairs featuring in King George IV boudoir at the Pavilion.

During the Regency years Prince George’s heady extravagance at the Marine Pavilion was a constant source of gossip. He would think nothing of spending days riding, promenading, sea-dipping, nights eating, drinking, partying and entertaining.

George began to outgrow the Marine Pavilion which many viewed as ‘noisy, hot and overfurnished’. In 1815, he hired architect John Nash to help him transform his Brighton home into the extraordinary Royal palace that it is today.

It took eight years for George’s oriental architectural vision to be completed with its unique exotic exterior of domes, towers, minarets, with rich and sophisticated interiors with superb and elaborate furniture and furnishings. Faux bamboo and cane work inspired by the orient was one of George’s prized decorative inspirations for the Pavilion.

By the time George was crowned king in 1820, his indulgent lifestyle was starting to take effect on his health. The interior of the Pavilion was finally completed in 1823 which benefitted from the  financial freedom as king, George IV had, filling the Royal Pavilion with the most opulent and finest furnishings/decor that any Royal Palace had seen.

Full height 84cm x full width 46cm x depth 42cm x seat height 45cm.

As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.