597. Antique Pair English Console Side Demilune Painted Satinwood Tables after Seddon

An absolutely stunning Pair of George III Style Polychrome-decorated polished Satinwood Console Tables. In the manner of Seddon, Sons and Shackleton. Circa first quarter of the Twentieth Century, of English origin.  

Each breakfront D-shaped top outlined with a banded border painted with trailing Morning Glory and Jasmine flowers, above a banded frieze marked with painted lyre blocks and raised on slender square tapered legs ending in spade feet.  

These exceptional Tables utilizes sophisticated painted decoration associated with the firm of Seddon. In around 1790 George Seddon took his son-in-law Thomas Shackleton into the business and they traded as Seddon Son and Shackleton from 150 Aldersgate Street, London (1758-1815). Painted furniture from this period is known to have been a feature of the firm's output thanks to two documented commissions, Hauteville House, St Peter Port, Guernsey (1790) and Bridwell House, Dorset (1792-3). The Hauteville commission included a set of eighteen painted satinwood elbow chairs with three matching window seats (see'A Catalogue and Index of old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art, Pt III', M. Harris and Sons, p.386-9, and the Bridwell commission, a satinwood card table and pair of Pembroke tables, see C.Gilbert and G.Beard The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp.796-7.)  

*A similar pair of D-shaped polychrome decorated pier tables where Seddon were considered to be a possibly maker were sold Sotheby's The Leverhulme Collection, Thornton Manor, 23 June 2001, lot 186. 

Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece with no restoration anywhere, very light evidence of gentle use.  

Width: (an impressive) 56.75” (144cm). Depth: (at center top) 19” (48.25cm). Height: 35” (89cm). 

Price on request 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

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