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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BIRD'S EYE MAPLE THREE-TIER ETAGERE

    BY SEDDON AND SONS, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BIRD'S EYE MAPLE THREE-TIER ETAGERE
    BY SEDDON AND SONS, CIRCA 1840
    The square top above two further square tiers, between baluster uprights capped by finials, on ring-turned legs with brass caps and castors, the underside of the top with paper label printed 'MANUFACTURERS/TO HER MAJESTY T.G.SEDDON/GRAYS INN ROAD/LONDON' numbered in ink '2242' and inscribed in ink 'O'KEEFE'
    30¾ in. (78.5 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) square


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    The firm of T. & G. Seddon were awarded a Royal Warrant in 1832 following their partnership with Nicholas Morel to refurnish Windsor Castle. Thereafter, they included 'Manufacturers To Her Majesty' at the head of their label. A similar four-tier etagere bearing the same label, the serial number '2786' and the craftsman's name 'R. Vizer', was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 30 November 2000, lot 66 (£4,465).

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    Provenance

    O'Keefe.