A Regency mahogany dressing table attributed to Gillows, the shaped top above one centre drawer flanked by two drawers on one side and a double depth drawer on the other, on turned tapering legs with the original brass castors. English, circa 1815.
Footnote: Dressing tables of this type were first popularised by Thomas Hope’s ‘Household Furniture and Interior Decoration’, London, 1807 and George Smith’s ‘Collection of Designs for Household Furniture’, London, 1808. ‘Gillows, Lancaster’ is stamped on a related table supplied in 1811 to Parlington Hall, Aberford (illustrated in C. Gilbert, ‘Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall’, London, 1978, vol. II, p. 380, cat. no. 500) and six of this form were supplied in 1813 to the 2nd Baron Bolton for Hackwood Park, Hampshire, see Christie’s house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lots 356, 358, 359 and 360.