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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 135

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY GENTLEMAN'S WARDROBE

    BY T. & G. SEDDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY GENTLEMAN'S WARDROBE
    BY T. & G. SEDDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of inverted breakfront outline,with a moulded cornice above arched and rectangular panelled doors, the centre doors enclosing five sliding ash lined trays, two short and two long drawers, the outer doors framed by panelled stiles and with rosette blocks to the upper corners with a paper label 'T. & G. SEDDON,/Manufacturer To Her Majesty/GRAY'S INN ROAD,/London.' and numbered in ink '2982'


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    The firm of Seddon at Aldersgate Street, London, was the largest furniture-making firm at the end of the eighteenth century, although few pieces are labelled or documented. The firm was established by George Seddon (d.1804) in about 1750. He was joined by his sons in 1785 and his son-in-law Thomas Shackleton in 1790-95. George Seddon II joined into partnership with Nicholas Morel in 1827 working largely for the Royal family (G. Beard and C. Gilbert, eds., Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp. 793-798).

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