A George IV carved rosewood octagonal centre table/jardinière attributed to Gillows
Lot 325Y
A George IV carved rosewood octagonal centre table/jardiniere attributed to Gillows
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,461) inc. premium
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Fine English Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art
A George IV carved rosewood octagonal centre table/jardiniere attributed to Gillows
The moulded edge lift off top inset with a panel of burgundy gilt tooled leather and enclosing a lift out later painted metal liner, on an acanthus carved baluster column with gadrooned socle and a quadripartite base with downswept scroll carved cabriole legs and acanthus carved eagles claw and ball feet and concealed castors, 64cm wide, 64cm deep, 75cm high (25in wide, 25in deep, 29 1/2in high).

Footnotes

  • A related table in satinbirch and with the addition of floral carved knees was owned by the Chaloner family of Hermeston Hall and Hodsock Park, Nottinghamshire and offered at Christie's London, 2 May 2002, lot 195. A pair of card tables from the same commission were sold Bonhams, London, 21 November 2006, lot 119 and again as part of the collection of Peter Bracewell, Bonhams, 16 July 2008, lot 134. A breakfast table from the same suite was sold Bonhams London, 22 November 2005, lot 182.

    The distinctive eagle's claw foot appears on other well known pieces attributed to Gillows, most notably the suite of rosewood furnishings from Nidd Hall, Ripley, Harrogate, formerly the home of Viscount Mountgarret and sold Christie's London, 9 July 1987, (lots 60-67). Four side chairs from this suite were later offered by Phillips London, 19 July 1995, lot 18. A design for a similar 'yew tree chair with circular seat' appears in the Gillows Estimate Sketch books (Westminster City Archives) no.3603, dated 13 June 1827, see lot 168.
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