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The furniture-makers Nicholas Morel and George Seddon went into partnership in 1826 to decorate George IV’s new Private Apartments in Windsor Castle. The firm produced a series of designs showing the principal elevations of each room, with the intended

George IV's lavish refurbishment of the Green Drawing Room at Windsor, 1824-30

Tatham, Bailey & Sanders

Display cabinet 1814-56

rosewood mounted with gilt bronze, with glass panel and Portor marble top | 128.0 x 157.0 x 47.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 68900

Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle

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This display cabinet, part of a set of 12, was used by George IV at Carlton House to hold the overflow of books from his Library. It was subsequently adapted by Morel and Seddon and used as a display case in the Green Drawing Room. Today, the cases hold the magnificent Louis XVI dinner service (RCIN 5000017), made at the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory near Paris.