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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

Stand 1811

Carved and gilded wood | 134.0 x 70.5 x 62.2 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2423

White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace

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To light the room, four giltwood torchers carved with cranes were installed. They had formerly been used in the Crimson Drawing Room at Carlton House. The candelabra selected to stand on them were probably two pairs used for the same purpose at Carlton House, each pair with a faun or nymph holding six lights (RCIN 2694).