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A George III mahogany linen press

circa 1772, attributed to Gillows

Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 GBP
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274
A George III mahogany linen press

circa 1772, attributed to Gillows

Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A George III mahogany linen press

circa 1772, attributed to Gillows

the pair of doors enclosing sliding trays, bearing a label on the back inscribed RICHARD CLOWES ESQ  / HUNTSBANK PARK . 

 


high 197cm., wide 127cm., deep 64cm.; 6ft 4½in., 4ft. 2in., 2ft. 1½in.
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Provenance

Richard Clowes Esq., Huntsbank Park, Near Manchester.

Catalogue Note

This is almost certainly the linen press recorded in Gillows' record books 1771-2 (Westminster City Archives Reel 344/3, page 212),   invoiced on 3rd February 1772,  to "Richard Clowes Esq at Huntsbank near Manchester...For a very Handsome Mahogany Wardrobe with Gothic Cornice, Ornamented Doors, Panneld Backs & Suit of brass Locks....£9.9.0"  (see illustration).

A drawing of a desk and bookcase taken from the Gillow`s sketch book of 1771 (see illustration) shows a piece with an almost identically carved cornice to the offered lot.

A similar example was sold Sotheby`s New York, 13 October 1994, lot 394. 

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