Gillows Regency Mahogany Draw-Leaf Dining Table

GBP 4,250.00

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Object Description

No10962 An early 19th-century Gillows of Lancaster mahogany rectangular table with two draw leaves fitted with hand scoops . This is fitted with one central drawer to the frieze and five dummy drawers which allow for the draw leaf mechanisms. All the drawers have turned wooden pulls. The whole is raised on four reeded, turned, tapered legs terminating in brass cups and castors stamped Cope and Collinson Patent.

Circa 1825 Price :£4,250-00p.
Table Open: 45.5”, 115 cms x 63.5”, 161 cms
Table closed 45.5”. 115 cms x 34”, 86 cms.
Height: 29.25”, 74 cms.

Object Literature

Lit: Susan Stuart “Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840” pl. 242 shows a table dating from 1825 with an identical leg and numerous other examples of pieces with this exact leg.
Note: The design for a “Universal Table” appears in Thomas Sheraton’s s “The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book” published in 1793. He went on to describe it thus: “The use of this piece is to answer the purpose of both a breakfast and dining-table. When both the leaves are slipped under the bed, it will then serve as a breakfast-table; when one leaf is out, as in this view, it will accomodate five persons as a dining-table; and if both are out, it will admit of eight, being near seven feet long and three feet six inches in width.” In the following technical description he goes on to talk about the pins under the central leaf as well as the material to stop the flaps rubbing and “At the under side of the flaps must be goged out finger holes to draw them out by.”

Object Condition

Excellent, minor marks commensurate with age and light use.

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