George IV Amboyna and Parcel Gilt Center Table


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A very fine George IV amboyna burl and giltwood center table attributed to T. & G. Seddon (or possibly the later iteration, Morel and Seddon), circa 1835 The circular tilt-top with an ogee molded edge above a tapering turned, and acanthus-carved pedestal and a concave-sided triangular base with applied roundels, foliate clasps and scrolled shell feet with brass castors, the whole possessing vividly grained timber and pleasing mellow patina. Several similar tables by T. & G. Seddon and Morel and Seddon are known. The combination of rich and expansive amboyna burl and water gilding was a favorite of the firm and many examples can be seen in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and other collections. For further reading, please see Hugh Roberts' 2001 book, ‘For the King’s Pleasure’.

circa 1835
Amboyna, mahogany, giltwood

minor patching (in places) to edge of top

Height 28 inches
Diameter 57 inches