A late George III mahogany and ebony line inlaid secretaire chest  in the manner of Gillows
Lot 133
A late George III mahogany and ebony line inlaid secretaire chest attributed to Gillows
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,007) inc. premium

Lot Details
A late George III mahogany and ebony line inlaid secretaire chest
attributed to Gillows
The rectangular moulded top above a secretaire drawer with two faux drawer fronts enclosing a fitted interior of five drawers, eight pigeonholes and two cupboard doors each enclosing a short drawers with a later writing surface, above three further long graduated drawers, 110cm wide, 55cm deep, 106cm high (43" wide, 21.5" deep, 41.5" high).

Footnotes

  • Gillows are known to have used silver plated handles on various pieces including a Carlton House desk illustrated in S.Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, Suffolk 2008, p.286, pl.301. Stuart discusses the firms use of silver plated handles for various small items notably tray handles and tea caddies. The use of plated handles could result in extra expense and delivery time for the client as they could not be obtained locally in Lancaster, see S.Stuart, ibid., p.323.
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