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2119/19: A charming late Victorian satinwood lady's WRITING TABLE (or "cheveret") after a design (and possibly by) Gillows. In particularly fine original condition it is constructed of beautifully-figured satinwood, and comprises 2 separate sections. The upper one, with its large carrying handle and five small drawers, may be carried from room to room. The lower section has a fitted drawer with a sliding leather-lined writing surface and a useful shaped shelf below. It is raised on elegant tapering legs terminating in original brass castors. 21ins (53cms) wide. *Unusually, there is a "secret" drawer within this piece. c.1890

desk, furniture, Gillows, writing

£2150

2105/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a stunning quality HALL or circular DINING TABLE in lovely original condition. The beautifully top is “book-matched” veneered in ‘Gonzales Alvez’ timber, much favoured by Gillows, with a shallow frieze embellished with beaded decoration to the lower edge. It is supported on a solid and most impressive vase-shaped central column with fluted gadroon carving, and a gadrooned collar, leading to a triform base, similarly beaded which leads to finely carved Gillows “Rigby” feet and the original castors within. 46ins (117cms) wide. *The quality of the carving is exceptional, and almost certainly carried out by Gillows" most famous carver, John Rigby c.1825

dining, furniture, Gillows, hall, Table

£4250

2084/19: A good quality late Regency or William IVth set of six mahogany DINING CHAIRS by Gillows of Lancaster. Each chair features a solid bar back carved with harebells, whilst the upholstered “drop-in” seats are supported on pretty bobbin-turned legs terminating in peg feet. (The drop-in seats are secured by screws to the frame, making re-upholstery both easy and inexpensive). *Although not stamped (most furniture by Gillows is not) there are a number of Gillows features present in these chairs, notably the carved corner decoration above each front leg, which can be found illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster and London) by Susan Stuart, Volume 1, pages 221-223. c.1830

chairs, dining, furniture, Gillows

£1950

2079/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality and unusual GAMES TABLE, by this eminent and highly regarded cabinetmaker. The shaped top is beautifully decorated with a chess/draughts board in finest lacquer-work, and it is supported on a lacquer decorated and parcel gilt central column with iconic small 'cluster' leading to tripod legs and pointed pad feet. A pretty table in fine original condition. The top: 23 x 18ins; 29.5ins high. c.1830

chess, furniture, Gillows, Table

£1750

2078/19: A fine quality and beautifully made early 19th century mahogany SOFA TABLE in splendid condition. Below the finely figured top with its reeded edges are two oak-lined drawers with finely-figured fronts and original double-turned handles, whilst the table is raised on shaped, reeded and turned supports leading to 'hipped' sabre legs terminating in fine quality castors. 42ins wide when closed; 68ins wide open; 27.5ins deep; 29ins high. (107x173x70x73.5cms) *There are some distinct Gillows features present in this table: note the figuring to the top which carries on right through both" drop" leaves; the handles are very "Gillowsesque" as are the reeded and turned uprights. c.1820

furniture, Gillows, sofa, Table

£2250

2068/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an excellent quality CELLARETTE or WINE COOLER, by this famous firm of cabinet-makers. The well-figured top with its gadroon-carved edge, opens to reveal the lead-lined divided interior. The 'panelled' front and sides are also of beautifully-figured mahogany and flanked on each corner by elegant carved stylised columns. It is supported on carved "apple" shaped solid mahogany feet, and original castors within. A really good cellarette which due to its flat top, can also be used as a side or lamp table. Working lock and key. 28ins wide; 21ins deep; 18ins high. (71x53x46cms) c.1815

cellarette, furniture, Gillows, wine

£2650

2035/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an attractive early 19th century mahogany WRITING TABLE of pretty and compact size. The well-figured top features the iconic pen-and-ink compartment, accessed via the small hinged flap to the back, whilst the frieze below contains a long mahogany-lined drawer flanked by 'panelled' corners and sides. It is supported on slender well-turned legs terminating in cast brass castors. Dimensions: 28ins wide; 19.5ins deep; 29ins high (71x49.5x73.5cms)*Although unsigned (most Gillows furniture is not) this is a known Gillows design, together with a number of other design features typical of this famous firm of cabinetmakers. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£1450

1973/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine example of the iconic 2-tier DUMB WAITER produced by Gillows early in the 19th century. The two circular revolving tiers are beautifully veneered with raised edges and are supported on a central carved and fluted solid mahogany column. This leads to the “hipped” and reeded tripod legs which terminate in cast brass castors of fine quality. 22.5ins diameter; 31ins high. *Although the original purpose of a dumb waiter was to hold condiments and sauces etc in the Dining Room, they are now of great use as side tables to hold drinks, newspapers and even TV remote controls etc., in the Drawing Room! c.1825

DumbWaiter, furniture, Gillows, Table

£2250

1841/18: A wonderful quality and highly impressive George III period solid mahogany DINING TABLE in splendid condition. Possibly by Gillows, this fine table (capable of seating 12 in comfort) is complete with three original leaves which are supported by the patented action, whilst the table itself is raised on four beautifully turned and reeded legs which terminate in remarkable large solid brass "barrel" castors. Dimensions: 44ins wide; 29ins high; 10ft 4ins long, with all leaves in place. (111.75 x 73.5 x 315cms). c.1790

dining, furniture, Gillows, Table

£8750

1817/18: Gillows of Lancaster: a good set of SIX solid mahogany DINING CHAIRS by this eminent and highly-regarded firm of cabinetmakers. The quality and design is typical of Gillows with reeded backs embellished with carved corner decorations, whilst the overstuffed upholstered seats are supported on good reeded and turned legs. These are strong, heavy and very practical chairs. *The price includes re-covering in buyers material. c.1845

chairs, dining, furniture, Gillows

£2250

1734/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality early/mid 19th century mahogany WORK or OCCASIONAL TABLE in fine and original condition. The well figured top with its "Vitruvian" carved solid gallery, features beaded decoration to the frieze, with two oak-lined drawers: one to either end. To the front is a slide, whilst the whole piece is raised on beautifully turned and carved supports, joined by a turned stretcher and leading to carved cabriole legs and feet with castors below. The quality of this carving is wonderful: crisp and proud. * The slide was designed to accommodate the 'work bag' ~ an optional extra. Original drawings (copy available) show this slide as being vacant. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Table, work

£2850

1539/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a good quality early/mid 19th century FOUR-TIER WHATNOT (or "etagere") by this famous firm of cabinetmakers. Constructed of solid and veneered Gonzales Alvez timber and finely made, it features the traditional Gillows baluster gallery with "S" scroll terminals, whilst the four figured veneered shelves are supported on solid uprights leading to turned "toupee" feet and fine quality brass castors. An unusual model from Gillows and very fine quality. 46ins high; 18.5ins wide; 15ins deep (117 x 47 x 38cms) c.1835

etagere, furniture, Gillows, gonzalezAlvez, whatnot

£1850

1419/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early 19th century Regency period rosewood LIBRARY WRITING TABLE in lovely condition. The figured top, with its gadrooned edging, is fitted with a well-tooled leather writing surface, whilst the frieze below contains two mahogany-lined drawers fitted with brass handles (not original). It is supported on particularly fine turned and carved standard ends, leading to carved lion's paw feet, original castors beneath, with stylish carved corbels above and below. Gorgeous! 52ins wide; 28ins deep; 29ins high. (132 x 71 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950

1077/15: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A particularly fine and most impressive early 19th century mahogany WINE COOLER of cistern type. The fold-over "cushion" edge is finely and deeply carved with egg-and-dart mouldings, whilst the gently tapering sides are beautifully veneered in finest "flame" mahogany to the countersunk panels. Good beaded mouldings can be found around the base, with its rounded corners, and it is supported on solid mahogany turned feet and original castors within. The lead lining has been carefully replaced so that it is now fully waterproof. A very good and actually quite rare piece by this fabulous cabinetmaker. c.1825

cooler, furniture, Gillows, mahogany, wine

£3850