A stunning Regency period birdseye maple wood Games Table, in the manner of Morel & Seddon, with chess board and foliate border inlaid to rectangular top over one cedar lined drawer.
With conforming foliate inlaid decoration flanked by carved scrolls and raised on tablet end supports with acanthus carved terminals over elegant carved scrolling feet with original recessed castors.
This tables magnificent quality which is evidenced by the spectacular inlay decoration which takes various forms, the stunningly crisp carved decoration in various different areas and of course the cedar wood lined drawer.
Every last piece has been made with consumate skill and no expense spared and it really is a quite beautiful and elegant table which has very much stood the test of time and remains in good, useful
condition as both a games table and occasional lamp type table.
Although it cannot be definitively proved that it was made by "Morel & Seddon" there are many features indeed which tie up with previously documented work they carried out and it is highly likely to have originated from their workshops.
The partnership of Nicholas Morel, who formerly worked for the Prince of Wales, later George IVth, on his residences at both Carlton House and Brighton Pavilion, and George Seddon, of the large and established cabinet makers Seddon and Sons, Aldersgate Street, began in 1827, when Morel was awarded by George IVth the huge task of refurbishing Windsor Castles apartments.
He chose to partner with Seddon whose expertise was coupled with a large workforce and was noted as one of the largest cabinet makers in London in the 18th Century with a capacity to process large orders.
Windsor Castle commission was worth almost £200,000 to the company and many of the pieces made can be found documented in Hugh Roberts book, ‘For the King’s Pleasure’, published by Royal Collection Enterprises.
Height - 29in
Width - 30in
Depth - 16.5in