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A George III purplewood and chevron banded satinwood marquetry Pembroke table by Gillows, 1788, executed by T. Atkinson

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 purplewood and chevron banded satinwood marquetry Pembroke table by Gillows, 1788, executed by T. Atkinson

A George III purplewood and chevron banded satinwood marquetry Pembroke table by Gillows, 1788, executed by T. Atkinson

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,890

GBP

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

A George III purplewood and chevron banded satinwood marquetry Pembroke table by Gillows, 1788, executed by T. Atkinson


the top centred with an inlaid shell and drop leaves to each side, above a panelled frieze on square tapering legs on brass cappings and barrel castors

71.5cm. high, 103.5cm. (extended), 78.5cm. deep; 2ft. 4¼in., 3ft. 4¼in., 2ft. 7in.


In overall reasonable restored condition. Fillet and patch repairs to top which has some age splits. Restoration and replacements to chevron inlay and purplewood crossbanding. Generally the top with old marks, scuffs, stains and scratches consistent with age and use. Base with loss to one section moulding, but generally in good order, nice quality and lovely colour/patina. Two castors are quite stiff.


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This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. 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.
Supplied to John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) for the Dressing Room at Workington Hall, Cumbria and probably removed to Belle Isle, Windermere, in the 1930s when Workington Hall was given up;
Thence by descent.

Estimate Sketch Book, 4 October 1788, No. 7093, p. 414 (Westminster Archives Centre, 344/94);

Waste Book, 12 October 1788, p. 2556 (Westminster Archives Centre, 344/12);

Lindsay Boyton, Gillow Furniture Design, 1760-1800, Bloomfield Press, 1995, p. 165 (monochrome illustration 60).


RELATED LITERATURE


Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, 2008, Antique Collectors' Club, 2008, Vol. II, pp. 14-16;

Lindsay Boyton, Gillow Furniture Design, 1760-1800, Bloomfield Press, 1995, p. 161 (polychrome illustration 3).