Details
On winged-paw feet, the interior lined in red velvet
514 in. (13 cm.) high; 19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep
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The English marchand-mercier Edward Holmes Baldock (d. 1845), 'Purveyor of China, Earthenware and Glass to William IV' (1832-7) and 'Purveyor of China to Queen Victoria' (1838-45), was both a retailer of 'antique' French furniture as well as a manufacturer of furniture and objets de luxe in the French taste. Furthermore, he was known to have 'remodelled and altered existing furniture' incorporating earlier elements into 'Antiquarian' pieces of scale and quality. Established in Hanway Street, London, he was responsible for the formation of many of the greatest early 19th century collections of French furniture in England, including those of George IV, the Dukes of Buccleuch and Northumberland, William Beckford and George Byng, MP (G. Beard and C. Gilbert ed., The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 34).

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