Regency mahogany wine cooler, priced at £4950 from S&S Timms.

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This unusually large Regency mahogany wine cooler is priced at £4950 from antique furniture specialist S&S Timms.

Shaped like a sarcophagus and measuring 3ft 2in (98cm) x 2ft 2in (66cm), it was produced in the workshops of the renowned London cabinet-making firm T&G Seddon. S&S Timms says the overall proportions of the piece are on a scale it has “rarely, if ever seen”.

When Thomas and George Seddon took on the family firm, they continued to operate from the existing London House premises until 1826 when they branched out into a West End Showroom at 16 Lower Grosvenor Street.

Just a year later the firm entered into a high-profile, temporary partnership with Nicholas Morel for the purpose of furnishing Windsor Castle. The arrangement lasted for four years and by the end of it had resulted in a Royal Warrant.