A burr elm carved giltwood and gilt-metal mounted Buffet,circa 1830, in the manner of Morel & Seddon

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Lot 232
A burr elm carved giltwood and gilt-metal mounted Buffet,
circa 1830, in the manner of Morel & Seddon

Sold for £ 4,700 (US$ 6,523) inc. premium
A burr elm carved giltwood and gilt-metal mounted Buffet,
circa 1830, in the manner of Morel & Seddon, the superstructure with a pierced three quarter galleried shelf above a pair of gilt metal lappet cast supports, below are three further tiers supported by lotus and lappet carved giltwood columns on a plinth base, 126cm high 109.5cm wide 38.5cm deep.

Footnotes

  • This lot demonstrates the French influenced combination of burr veneer and giltwood that is characteristic of the furniture produced by the Royal cabinet makers Morel and Seddon. Related furniture was supplied by the firm to King George IV for Windsor Castle during the 1820's. Morel and Seddon worked closely with Frederick Crace (1779-1859) who together with Robert Jones (active 1815-23) was responsible for designing and creating the interiors of The Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Windsor Castle. Although the part they played in furnishing The Royal Pavilion is unclarified, Morel and Seddon were the principal furniture suppliers to Windsor Castle during George IV's remodelling of its interiors. The firms' working relationship with Crace would also suggest that some of the other related items of furniture that can be seen in The Royal Pavilion were also designed and made by them. During the commission to furnish Windsor Castle the fifteen year old A.W.N. Pugin was employed as a designer by Morel and Seddon.
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