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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

Hancock and Rixon

Chandelier c.1828-30

RCIN 35334

Queen's Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle

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This 60-light gilt-bronze chandelier is richly decorated with foliage, scrolls and flowerheads. One and a half metres in diameter, it originally held 12 oil lamps. Two further chandeliers were supplied by the manufacturer, William Perry, but these were removed at some point after George IV's death, leaving just one in the centre of the room.