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A GEORGE III PEARWOOD CARVING OF THE ROYAL HANOVARIAN COAT-OF-ARMS
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A GEORGE III PEARWOOD CARVING OF THE ROYAL HANOVERIAN COAT-OF-ARMS

LATE 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS AND GEORGE SEDDON

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A GEORGE III PEARWOOD CARVING OF THE ROYAL HANOVERIAN COAT-OF-ARMS
LATE 18TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS AND GEORGE SEDDON
Depicting the Royal coat-of-arms as borne by the House of Hanover 1714-1801, in a Victorian parcel-gilt mahogany frame, applied with a printed paper label 'This was executed in pear or lime tree wood by / Thomas and George Seddon, Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers to / Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, for George the Third at / Windsor Castle / Bought from W. N. Drakeford, late of Johnston & / Jeanes, of New Bond Street. / 30th May 1902' and signed 'W N Drakeford' and with further initials '...JB'
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) wide; 3 in. (7.5 cm.) deep, the frame, 12 in. (30.5) in. deep, the frame and stand
Provenance
According to label, carved for King George III, Windsor Castle and later
acquired from W.N. Drakeford late of Johnston & Jeanes, New Bond Street, 30 May 1902.
Possibly acquired by H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953) and possibly given to her daughter, H.R.H. The Princess Mary, The Princes Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) and by descent at Harewood House, Yorkshire.
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George and Thomas Seddon held the Royal Warrant from 1832; from 1829-40, they were working at Brighton Pavilion, Belvedere, St. James's Palace, Royal Lodge (Windsor), Kew Palace and Cumberland Lodge.
William Norton Drakeford (1842-1914), was from a family of cabinet-makers, who came from Warwickshire, but were based in the parish of St. Pancras. In the 1861 census, while still living in the family home at 22 College Place, he and his brothers, Robert and James, were described respectively as 'upholder' (upholsterer), 'cabinet-maker' and 'carpenter'.

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