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Lot 521
  • 521

A Regency mahogany writing table circa 1820, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • mahogany leather beech pine
  • 78cm. high, 152cm. wide, 90.5cm. deep; 2ft. 6¾in., 5ft., 2ft. 11¾in.
with a replaced tooled leather inset top above two drawers to each side, on standard end supports on platforms and shell-carved claw feet

Catalogue Note

Although not stamped Gillows the present table can be attributed to Gillows on the grounds of a similar one being known to have been supplied by Gillows to John Cust, 1st Earl of Brownlow (d.1853) for Belton House, Lincolnshire and Carlton House Terrace, London and subsequently sold by the Lord Brownlow at Christie`s house sale, Belton House, Lincolnshire, 30th April -2nd May 1984, lot 88.  The exceptionally fine construction of the present lot is also consistent with the output of the firm.  A related example was sold from the collection of the late Sir Frederick Richmond, Bart., Christie`s London, Important English Furniture, 29th November 2001, lot 260.
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