circa 1880 - 1890
A 19th Century Victorian Period Console Table
An impressive late 19th century Victorian period satinwood and giltwood polychrome console table in the style of George Seddon, Son and Shackleton.
The top is inlaid with thuya, mahogany, boxwood and ebony inlays and painted with floral swags inlaid with a West Indian satinwood sunburst. The shaped top with a serpentine, concave edge above a crisply carved and giltwood frieze, that conceals a centralised drawer and is raised on six tapered fluted legs that stand on upturned carved feet.
The giltwood console is in the STYLE OF the early 19th century maker but DOES reflect on the sophistication in painted decoration commonly linked with the firm of Seddon, Son & Shackleton. George Seddon took his son-in-law Thomas Shackleton into the business around 1790 and they traded as Seddon, Son and Shackleton from 150 Aldersgate Street, at one point employing over four hundred men. The firm traded under different names, reflecting which family members were involved in the business; they were styled Seddon, Son and Shackleton for only eight years, from 1790 until Thomas Shackleton (George Seddon's son-in-law) left to go into partnership with George Oakley in 1798. The firm’s painted furniture is particularly well known from two surviving 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, Leeds 1986, pp.796-7. Christopher Gilbert discusses Seddon, Son & Shackleton in his article for Furniture History, London, 1997, pp.1-29.
Height 81.00cm (31.89 inches)
Width 145.00cm (57.09 inches)
Depth 81.00cm (31.89 inches)
Stock No: 11713