Writing table by Morel and Hughes

The table is an exceptionally fine example of Regency furniture of the late 1820s, with characteristic features of the royal furniture suppliers.


Rosewood & giltwood, ormolu
74 x 117 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £65,000)
Acquired in:
Jonathan Coulborn

The south wing of Temple Newsam has recently been restored to the decorative scheme of the 1820s installed by Lady Hertford, George IV's principal confidante from 1806-1819. The table was once owned by Earl Grey who was critical of Lady Hertford's influence over the King. Ironically Earl Grey's granddaughter Emily Charlotte Wood married Lady Hertford's great-nephew Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram and Emily became outright owner of Temple Newsam for 33 years after her husband's death.

Artists include


Earl Bathurst; Earl Grey of Howick (1830); by descent.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
Pre-booked visits and tours only (see website to book)

13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)