Fine late Regency George IV mahogany partners library writing table firmly attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
English Circa 1825.
Constructed from fine cuts of Honduras mahogany, the rectangular top with radius corners and moulded edge enclosing a mahogany banding and leather lined insert above three frieze drawers to each side, over two lobed and fluted blaster end supports raised on lateral block plinths and acanthus carved scrolled feet with recessed brass castors.
The condition of this table is of one the cleanest we have owned, after only having been wax polished retaining the most wonderful faded colour, this table has been treated extremely well throughout its lifetime.
This handsome table is firmly attributed to Gillows, apart from the finely selected timber (of which Gillows where the main importers of this time), the distinctive compound baluster pedestals and crisp carved decoration all point to this manufacturer. The design for this style of table appears on many occasions between 1822 and 1830 in the Gillows Sketchbooks and the foot being identical to the foot in Susan E. Stuarts Gillows Lancaster and London 1730-1840 plate 292 plate 311 ( a Rigby carved foot). Gillows only tended to stamp furniture that was for sale in a shop, so this was likely to have been a private commission.
Width: 170cm – 67 inches
Height: 75cm – 30 1/2 inches
Depth: 91.5 cm – 36 inches