Large Regency Library Armchair attributed to Gillows


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Object Description

A fine quality early 19th century Regency – George IV period library armchair, of deep generous proportions, in dense solid mahogany, covered in crimson damask, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London.
English, circa 1830.

Why it is special
Besides from its restrained, quintessentially Regency design, this armchair is distinguished by its unusually large proportions, being the most deep-seated chair from that period that we have ever seen. Its austere, unembellished masculine design makes it a perfect gentleman’s library armchair. The reeded front legs on original oversize brass castors and panelled front seat rail can be found on other examples of the Gillows output fron early 19th century, of which we sold a few. 

Extremely heavy quality, the seat is now sprung for extra comfort.

Object History

Established in the early 18th century, Gillows of Lancaster are among the few most celebrated English furniture makers, famed for their use of fine timbers and exceptional quality of craftsmanship.

Object Condition

Fine antique condition, the cover is in good used condition but can be replaced to buyer’s taste.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

(07551) 297389
+447551297389 | +447586602796

Dealer Location

Private showroom open by appointment

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