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A FINE POLARD OAK OCCASIONAL TABLE BY GEORGE MORANT & SON

6,900.00
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A FINE POLARD OAK OCCASIONAL TABLE BY GEORGE MORANT & SON

6,900.00

England, circa 1820

A fine polard oak circular occasional table by George Morant & Son, with a finely figured top resting on a tripod base with scroll feet and stylised acanthus leaves to the upright.

Stamped to the underside: G I MORANT, 91 NEW BOND ST


The firm of George Morant (1770 - 1846) was founded in 1790 at 88 New Bond Street, London, the firm was originally described as a 'Paper Hanging Warehouse'. By 1819 their activities were listed as 'Ornamental Painter and Paper Hanging Manufacturer' and by 1825 they had added carver, gilder and picture framer and began trading as George Morant and Son. The firm began producing exceptional exhibition-quality furniture and participated at many of the international exhibitions of the period, including the 1851 Great Exhibition in London and the 1853 New York World Fair, becoming one of the most successful cabinet-makers of the mid-nineteenth century.

Morant & Son gained a royal warrant supplying picture frames to Windsor Castle for King George IV, and later for making furniture for Queen Victoria on the recommendation of the Duchess of Gloucester. Other commissions for various country houses followed including Mamhead in the 1830s and Great Tew Park in the 1840s. Further clients included the Marquess of Londonderry at Wynward Park, Durham, and the Duke of Sutherland at Stafford House, London (now Lancaster House).

Height 72.50cm

Diameter 91.00cm

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England, circa 1820

A fine polard oak circular occasional table by George Morant & Son, with a finely figured top resting on a tripod base with scroll feet and stylised acanthus leaves to the upright.

Stamped to the underside: G I MORANT, 91 NEW BOND ST


The firm of George Morant (1770 - 1846) was founded in 1790 at 88 New Bond Street, London, the firm was originally described as a 'Paper Hanging Warehouse'. By 1819 their activities were listed as 'Ornamental Painter and Paper Hanging Manufacturer' and by 1825 they had added carver, gilder and picture framer and began trading as George Morant and Son. The firm began producing exceptional exhibition-quality furniture and participated at many of the international exhibitions of the period, including the 1851 Great Exhibition in London and the 1853 New York World Fair, becoming one of the most successful cabinet-makers of the mid-nineteenth century.

Morant & Son gained a royal warrant supplying picture frames to Windsor Castle for King George IV, and later for making furniture for Queen Victoria on the recommendation of the Duchess of Gloucester. Other commissions for various country houses followed including Mamhead in the 1830s and Great Tew Park in the 1840s. Further clients included the Marquess of Londonderry at Wynward Park, Durham, and the Duke of Sutherland at Stafford House, London (now Lancaster House).

Height 72.50cm

Diameter 91.00cm