Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, Woodbridge, 2008, Vol. II, p. 17, pl. 544.
This side cabinet shares many of the stylistic characteristics of Gillows’ output in the 1820s. In particular, the boldly scrolled corners are comparable with the carving of the celebrated suite of furniture supplied by Gillows to William, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam for the famous Whistlejacket Room at Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire (Stuart, op. cit., Vol. II, p. 225, pl. 215). Further, a pair of pier tables supplied to Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, relate closely and are also attributed to Gillows (Stuart, op. cit., Vol. II, p. 359, pl. E24). For a very similar brass inlaid cabinet, see that sold Sotheby’s London, 12 May 2015, lot 81 (£37,500) (Stuart, op. cit., Vol. I, p. 17, pl. 544).
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