A rare set of four George IV mahogany and ebonised Pembroke Tables
Lot 211
A rare set of four George IV mahogany and ebonised Pembroke Tables possibly attributable to George Seddon
Sold for £10,800 (US$ 18,466) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare set of four George IV mahogany and ebonised Pembroke Tables
possibly attributable to George Seddon
the rectangular reeded edge hinged tops with D-shaped leaves above frieze drawers and opposing faux drawer fronts, on ring and baluster turned legs with brass cappings and castors, each , 86cm wide, 53cm deep, 69cm high (33.5" wide, 20.5" deep, 27" high). (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: private collection, Cadogan Square, London.

    The quality and simple design of this unusual set of four Pembroke tables relates some of the output of the firm of T&G Seddon in the late Regency period. Almost identical turnings combined with a triple reeded top feature on a washstand supplied by Seddons to John Thullusson, 2nd Baron Rendlesham (died 1832) for Brodsworth Hall and are illustrated in C.Gilbert, Marked London Furniture 1660-1840, Leeds 1996, p.408., pl.810.

    Charles Sabine Thullusson (1822-85) sold some of the furnishings supplied to his father in the 1860s when he was remodelling Brodsworth in a grand Italianate style. The furniture that was surplus to requirements was sold to the 1st Baron Bradbourne and by descent was acquired by the Knatchbull family at Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent. A set of eight white painted and parcel gilt dining chairs from Brodsworth via Mersham-le-Hatch were sold at Christie's, London, 14 May 2009, lot 87.

    The firm of George Seddon existed in various manifestations between 1753 and 1868 and was one of London's leading furniture producers in the later part of the 18th century. T&G Seddon were Thomas Seddon II and George Seddon III, nephews of the original George Seddon and received a Royal Warrant in 1832. The firm's move from Aldersgate Street to Grays Inn Road is thought to have taken place around the same time. The firm was plagued by financial problems beginning with Morel and Seddon's difficulties in extracting payment relating to works undertaken at Windsor Castle, the firm's financial fortunes were always to remain in the balance.
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