John Mclean 1770-1825

With the adoption of the Regency style under the patronage and artistic eye of the George IV, the fascination with antiquity reached a zenith. Cabinet makers such as Thomas Sheraton started to experiment with new and exotic woods such as rosewood, harewood and burr woods to create interesting, highly refined pieces of furniture in the neo classical style. John McLean was a close follower of Thomas Sheraton and was listed as subscriber to his published works in 1803. His work had a French feel to it, such was the fashion, often being made of rosewood with contrasting brass inlays.