Early 19th. Century Mahogany Partners' Pedestal Desk by Gillows

GBP 5,950.00

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Object Description

No: 11005
An early 19th. Century figured mahogany partners pedestal desk, the rectangular, crossbanded moulded edge top inset with a gilt tooled green leather writing surface, with three frieze drawers to each side the panel sided pedestals fitted three drawers each to one side with lockable stiles , the other with cupboards and the whole raised on plinth bases with casters under. One drawer bears the stamp “GILLOW”
Circa 1840 Price :£ 5,950-00p.

Height:29.5”,75 cms, Width:54”, 137 cms, Depth:36”, 92 cms.

Note: The locking bars for the pedestal drawers is what we see on contemporary Wellington Chests and is a more secure way of locking these particularly in this instance where the hinged stiles have upstands secured behind the top frieze drawers when shut. Only once the frieze drawer has been unlocked and opened slightly, is it possible to access the pedestal drawers.

Gillows made a comparable George IV Period Library Pedestal Desk for Mere Hall, Knutsford supplied to Peter Langford-Brooke (d.1840) with the same locking stiles, panelled pedestals and doors and rounded, moulded plinths. See Christies sale catalogue, Monday 23rd. May 1994 lot 179

Object History

Private collection

Object Literature

See Christies sale catalogue, Monday 23rd. May 1994 lot 179

LIT: Susan Stuart “Gillows of Lancaster & London 1730-1840”
Vol I pp 95 plate 55 “G” for this stamp on pieces made for the New Palace Westminster.

Object Condition

Very good showroom condition, leather replaced

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