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    British George IV Windsor Castle Oak and Silver Box
    Circa 1825

    An oak hinged cigar box, the cover carved with a ribbon-tied laurel garland enclosing the inscription on silver The Old Oak of Windsor Castle Built by Edward IV and Restored by George IV, J. B. -6 ΒΌ in. wide

    George IV (1762-1830
    )

    King George IV succeeded his father, George III in 1820, although he had already ruled as regent for nine years because of the latter's insanity. Even by the standards of the day, the future king enjoyed a dissolute youth, having been, as he put it himself, "rather too fond of women and wine." He maintained his indulgent ways into adulthood; in 1827, his corset had a waist of 50 inches. An enthusiastic patron of the arts and architecture, George commissioned, among others, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton Beach, an extravagant Orientalist fantasy.


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