George Bullock 1777 - 1818

George Bullock, in his short time as a furniture designer and manufacturer produced a broad range of work in not only the French taste but in the classical, Elizabethan, Jacobean and Gothic styles. Combined with a huge variety of exotic woods George Bullock became one of the most inventive and leading lights in early 19th century furniture design. Working in close collaboration with his brother, based at his famous museum in the Egyptian Hall on Picadilly George Bullock maintained premises in Liverpool and London providing furniture for his many notable clients. His career was short but in the small amount of time he was operating he established a style that was decades ahead of its time. G.J.Marant who later helped re-furnish Windsor castle for William IV in the 1840’s produced work in a strikingly similar vein to that of George Bullock. Showing a foresight and deep understanding of the changing markets and styles, George Bullock’s work was produced primarily for the post revolution, rising middle classes and their comfortable but not overtly large homes. It was functional, aesthetically pleasing and more importantly, fashionable.

 

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