Fall-front secretaire by Morel and Seddon

The cabinet is made from various components of Oriental lacquer.


Lacquer & bronze
177.5 x 110 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75,000 ( Total: £194,250)
Acquired in:
J Kugel, Antiquaires

The upper fall-front panel incorporates the front of a Japanese lacquer cabinet of circa 1660 with European mounts and Japanese mounts re-used from the lower part. The sides are made up from panels of 18th century Chinese lacquer framed by Louis XIV style mouldings. The lower part is essentially another Japanese cabinet. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.


Temple Newsam House, probably made for Isabella Dowager Marchioness of Hartford, circa 1829-1830; by descent to the Hon. Edward Wood; Messrs. Robinson, Fisher & Harding, 1922; private collector; Sotheby's, 1988; private collector; Christie's, 19

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

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