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altered, will evade the act, though the whole be nearly the same‟. Campbell‟s patent


had expired in 1788 and the advice was therefore unnecessary. 72 A bergère chair has an upholstered back and sides with a large loose seat cushion and an exposed frame which was often elaborately carved. This style of chair was


popular in France during the eighteenth century. 73 William Trotter (1772-1833) was a well-known cabinet-maker in Scotland during the Regency (Bamford, 1983, p. 51). According to Dr Clive Edwards (2005, p. 43) the first mention of Trotter‟s business in Edinburgh was in 1747. Edwards includes a summary of the development of Trotter‟s business through to 1797. There is no mention of a London branch or any connection with John Trotter of Soho Square but


some form of relationship is possible. 74 The merged company was the result of Thomas Shackleton‟s marriage to George


Seddon‟s daughter in 1780. 75 The Travellers Club had been created for those who had travelled for more than five hundred miles in a straight line from London to „form a point of reunion for


gentlemen who have travelled abroad‟. 76 There is even a possibility that it was Thomas Hope who provided the chair to the


Travellers Club and that the tulip motif is a reference to his birthplace. 77 Merton Place was the home of Lord Nelson from 1802 and Morgan & Sanders


were still providing furniture for the estate in 1805. 78 HMS Victory had 104 Guns and Carronade on board at the time of the battle. Carronade are the low velocity „cannon-like‟ weapons used to engage the enemy at


close quarters (Royal Naval Museum, 2009). 79 The Trafalgar Patent Sideboard was apparently designed for Lord Nelson at Merton Place. As Morgan & Sanders advertisement explained, „NELSON'S new PATENT SIDEBOARD and DINING TABLE, united in one handsome piece of furniture, the first of which article ever manufactured was intended for the most brave and ever to be lamented the late Admiral LORD NELSON it is perfectly built in principle, forming an elegant sideboard and also a ... dining table, to dine from two


persons upwards to 50 or 100 executed in the most fashionable and elegant style‟. 80 According to Brain Austen (1974) Morgan & Sanders, who had renamed their premises „Trafalgar House‟ in 1809 dropped the name in 1811 „when the commercial usefulness had been played out‟.


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