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This exquisite William IV End Support Amboyna Veneered Writing Table is a classic example of the craftsmanship of the renowned furniture makers Morel & Seddon.

The table dates back to the reign of William IV (1830-1837), a time when furniture design was undergoing a significant transition. The designs of the Georgian era were being replaced by progressive late Regency designs. This table is a perfect illustration of this transition, combining the elegance and simplicity of the William IV style with the high-quality materials and craftsmanship for which Morel & Seddon were known.

The table is veneered with Amboyna, a rare and highly prized type of wood that originates from the Pterocarpus indicus tree, native to Southeast Asia. Amboyna wood is known for its beautiful, swirling grain patterns and its rich, warm colour, which ranges from golden brown to deep red. The use of Amboyna veneer in this table is a testament to the luxury and prestige associated with Morel & Seddon’s furniture.

Morel & Seddon were among the most prominent furniture manufacturers of the 19th century. The company was founded by Nicholas Morel, a French immigrant, and George Seddon, a member of a well-known English furniture-making family. Morel & Seddon were appointed ‘Upholsterers and Cabinet Makers to His Majesty’ by King George IV and continued to serve the royal household throughout the reigns of William IV and Queen Victoria. Their work is characterised by its high quality, innovative design, and the use of luxurious materials.

This William IV End Support Amboyna Veneered Writing Table is a beautiful example of Morel & Seddon’s work, reflecting the elegance and simplicity of the William IV style, the luxury of Amboyna wood, and the skill and craftsmanship of one of the 19th century’s most respected furniture manufacturers.

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William IV End Support Amboyna Veneered Writing Table

William IV End Support Amboyna Veneered Writing Table

Stock Number: 94190

A mid 19th century burr amboyna veneered end support writing table attributed to Morel & Seddon.
  • Height: 72 cm (28.5 inches)
  • Width: 153 cm (60.2 inches)
  • Depth: 68.5 cm (27 inches)

£18,500

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  • Height: 72 cm (28.5 inches)
  • Width: 153 cm (60.2 inches)
  • Depth: 68.5 cm (27 inches)

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