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1689/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a pretty early/mid 19th century mahogany CARD TABLE of useful compact size. Of typical Gillows quality, the timber used here is of the finest, with bead-and-dart moulding to the well-figured fold-over top. To the frieze is a mahogany-lined drawer with further bead-and-dart moulding to the lower edges. It is raised on finely turned; reeded and fluted supports which lead to cabriole legs united by a turned stretcher and carved "knurled" feet with original castors beneath. Replaced navy blue baize lining to the interior. 25ins wide; 16ins deep; 29.5ins high. (63.5 x 40.5 x 75cms) c.1825

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1682/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a delightful and very high quality rosewood SIDE or OCCASIONAL TABLE by this eminent firm of cabinetmakers. Of elegant proportions, this charming table features gadrooned decoration around the well-figured top, with a mahogany-lined frieze drawer below, flanked by typical Gillows recessed 'panels'. This 'panelling' extends to both sides and the back, whilst further beading decorates the lower part of the frieze. It is raised on slender turned and reeded legs terminating in good original brass castors. A pretty ~ and useful ~ table. 24ins wide; 18ins deep; 30ins high. (61 x 35.5 x 76cms) c.1835

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1679/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality and pretty early/mid 19th century mahogany DAVENPORT (or writing desk) in good original order. Of slightly smaller size than usual, this attractive example features the original brass gallery; good gilt-tooled leather writing surface; large slides to both sides; four mahogany-lined drawers (dummies opposite) fitted interior with 3 satinwood veneered small drawers; pen-and-ink drawer etc and it is raised on typical Gillows "apple-shaped" feet with castors. 35ins high; 19ins wide; 21ins deep (89 x 48 x 53cms). *Provenance: ex Thoresby Hall, Newark Notts and Sotheby's Estate Sale 31st May to 2nd June 1989. c.1835

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1630/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality and elegant PAIR of HALL CHAIRS by this famous English firm of cabinetmakers. Of a number of different styles of mahogany Hall Chairs that emerged from Gillows, this model is the most elegant, with its curved upper back rail veneered in finest "flame" mahogany; convex oval panels to the centre and a shaped solid mahogany oval seat. Each chair is supported on reeded and turned outswept front legs, with sabre back legs conjoined by a narrow turned stretcher. Delightful chairs! 33.5ins high overall; 16ins wide; 16ins deep. (85 x 40.5 x 40.5cms) c.1825

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1586/17: A good quality early 19th century Regency mahogany WINE CELLARETTE almost certainly by Gillows of Lancaster. Of sarcophagus shape it features beautifully figured panels to the front, sides and back with a cast gilded leopard's head ring handle to the front. The flat-topped lid opens to reveal the segmented interior which is lined in lead whilst it is supported on well-carved lion's paw feet with original castors. 29ins wide; 19ins deep; 20ins high. (73,5 x 48.25 x 51cms) c.1825

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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

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1520/17: A pretty Regency period rosewood 'CROCUS" or FLOWER TABLE with features that lead to a Gillows origin. The circular top is edged with an unusual rosewood 'petal' border, whilst the central panel is removed via the brass push-pin beneath revealing a vacant interior. It is raised on a solid column, with reeded knop, leading to a triform base and rosewood bun feet. 30ins high; 16ins wide. (76 x 40.5cms) *These tables were used to plant small bulbs (such as crocuses) which remained dormant until a couple of week prior to an important party or ball, when they would flower in time for the important occasion. c.1830

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1490/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine early 19th century rosewood CARD TABLE of particularly good and impressive quality. The beautifully-figured top, with its bead-and-dart moulding opens to reveal the maroon baize-lined interior, whilst the frieze is decorated with applied 'panels' and further bead-and-dart moulding to the lower edge. It is supported on a tapering octagonal column with two gadroon 'collars' leading to reeded legs and fine cast brass ornate castors. A stunning table! 35ins wide; 17ins deep; 29ins high. *A table with an identical base is illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" Vol 2 page 369 c.1825

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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

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1344/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A good set of SIX solid beech simulated rosewood DINING CHAIRS in fine original condition. Each chair is carved with stylised anthiemon to the upper rail and with beading to the middle rail, whilst the drop-in seats are supported on well-turned and reeded legs, with carved anthiemon to each corner. Good solid and eminently usable chairs ~ the price includes re-covering in buyers material. *These chairs are illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan Stuart, Volume 1, page 221 plate 205. c.1825

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1335/16: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality figured mahogany DRESSING MIRROR in lovely condition. The original mirror plate is framed within a cushion moulding and is finely panelled in solid mahogany to the back. It is supported on shaped and reeded uprights which stand upon the beautifully-figured shaped "flame" mahogany base, with its beaded decoration and stands upon four melon-carved feet. The angle of the mirror is fully adjustable and locks into place if required. 24ins (61cms) wide. c.1835

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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

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