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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE IV WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT DINING-CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE SEDDON

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    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE IV WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT DINING-CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE SEDDON
    Each upholstered in floral silk damask, on turned tapering reeded legs and turned feet, one stamped 'CM' and two stamped 'JG', redecorated, traces of earlier graining and gilding (8)


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    The reed-capped columnar leg and reeded seat-rail can be found in George Smith's celebrated Cabinet-Maker and Upholster's Guide, 1826. A related suite of George IV ormolu-mounted rosewood furniture at Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire, designed in the French-Grecian manner and bears the label of George I Seddon (d. 1864) and his brother George II Seddon (d. 1857), whose enormous cabinet-making establishment in Aldersgate Street, London, helped furnish George IV's Windsor Castle.

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    Provenance

    Almost certainly supplied to John Thellusson, 2nd Baron Rendlesham (d.1832), for Brodsworth, Yorkshire
    Sold circa 1870 by his son Charles Sabine Thellusson to 1st Baron Brabourne. Lord Brabourne purchased furniture that Thellusson did not want for the new Italianate villa with which he replaced his father's Regency house in the 1860s.
    Thence by descent to the Knatchbull family, Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent, sold Christie's London, 6 April 1995, lot 226.


    Literature

    P. Thornton, 'The Furnishings of Mersham-le-Hatch', I and II, Apollo, June 1970, pp. 266-277 and pp. 440-451