H: 28 in / 71.5 cm | Dia: 14 in / 36 cmDescription
An Amboyna and Giltwood Occasional Table
In the manner of Thomas King
Attributed to Morel & Seddon
Constructed from rare amboyna wood specimens and fine gilt accents, the table rising from a tripartite incurved base supported on oblate gilt bun feet, the circular top supported on a foliate gilt central column.
The unusual combination of amboyna and gilt work appears in many of the Windsor Castle furnishings, including a documented Library Table stamped for Windsor Castle currently in our possession. A circular occasional table related to ours is still in the Royal Collection today (RCIN 21124).Literature
Elements of the design are derived from the drawings of the celebrated designer Thomas King, published in his seminal "The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified" of 1829.
Roberts, Hugh. For the King's Pleasure: The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle. London: Royal Collection, 2001, illustrating comparable examples today in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor.
King, Thomas. The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified, in New Designs, Practically Arranged. London: The Architect. Libr, 1829, variously illustrating comparable designs.
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