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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 390

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV BIRCH ETAGERES

    CIRCA 1830, ATTRIBUTED TO T. & G. SEDDON

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV BIRCH ETAGERES
    CIRCA 1830, ATTRIBUTED TO T. & G. SEDDON
    Each with three tiers and turned supports with brass finials and castors, one labelled 'HARVEY NICHOLLS & CO,. LTD. DEPOSITORY BOURNEMOUTH R G PHILLIPS' and inscribed in blue pencil '65'
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep (2)


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    Patterns for related mobile 'whatnot' shelves featured in the 1830s catalogue of the Moorfields cabinet-makers Messrs William Smee and Sons. Similarly patterned pillars feature on an example, with additional music canterbury drawer, that bears the label adopted in the late 1830s by Messrs T. & G. Seddon of Grays Inn Road, sold Christie's London, 30 November 2000, lot 66, while a closely related three tier étagère was sold Sotheby's, New York, 14/15 April 2000, lot 279.

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    R.G Phillips.