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Thomas Parker (active 1808-30)

Pair of coffers-on-stand 1813

RCIN 21624

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George particularly enjoyed this decorative technique, created using intricately-cut sheets of brass inlaid into tortoiseshell (or vice versa), known as Boulle-work after the seventeenth-century French furniture maker who invented it. As well as works attributed to Boulle himself, such as the pair of medal cabinets shown nearby, George filled Carlton House with furniture by makers like Parker who revived the technique in the early nineteenth century.

Purchased in 1813