This sophisticated cabinet with its use of highly-figured timbers and contrasting golden embellishments relates to furniture supplied as part of the refurbishment of Windsor Castle carried out by Nicholas Morel and George Seddon in the late 1820s. The outset columns with their stylized foliate capitals and base moldings appear on various pieces at Windsor, mostly French-inspired (for example: H. Roberts, For The King's Pleasure: The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle, London, 2001, p. 363, fig. 450 and p. 406, fig. 481). Ever the Francophile, George IV directed Morel to travel to France to execute patterns and drawings of furniture (G. de Bellaigue and P. Kirkham, 'George IV and the Furnishing of Windsor Castle', Furniture History, 1972, pp. 1-9). The elaborately-cast corner mounts recall the corner devises on giltwood frames supplied by the firm for the Boudoir (H. Roberts, op. cit., p. 219, fig. 261).