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A George III mahogany and rosewood crossbanded writing table, circa 1790, attributed to Gillows

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseRestricted Species

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A George III mahogany and rosewood crossbanded writing table, circa 1790, attributed to Gillows

A George III mahogany and rosewood crossbanded writing table, circa 1790, attributed to Gillows

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Property from the Curwen collections at Workington Hall, Ewanrigg Hall and Belle Isle, Cumbria

A George III mahogany and rosewood crossbanded writing table, circa 1790, attributed to Gillows


in the French taste, the hinged top with lather pull and ratchet support and two candle slides with ivory handles to each side, with a shaped apron on cabriole legs

73cm. high, 60.5cm. wide, 44cm. deep; 2ft. 4¼in., 1ft. 11¾in., 1ft. 5¼in.

An elegant little table in reasonably good conserved condition. Missing its removable book ledge or fixing arms to hinged top/slope. Colour has slightly faded as to be expected and generally with minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and small losses to boxwood stringing.


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This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. Please note that CITES licences are required for the export of any restricted species from the UK, including to EU countries. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Probably John Christian (1756–1828) for Belle Isle or Workington Hall, Cumbria; 
Thence by descent.
E. W. Hodge, ‘Belle Isle – II, Westmorland’, Country Life, 10 August 1940, p. 121, fig. 5.