A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs
A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs

GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs

1820 England

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£22,500 gbp
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A fine set of 12 Gillows mahogany dining chairs, comprising ten side chairs and two carvers, each with curved and panelled back rail and splat, raised on turned and reeded front legs and splayed rear legs, re-upholstered in distressed burgundy leather and brass studs, the rails stamped IB, English, circa 1820.

Footnote: for a very similar pair of arm chairs see Susan Stuart, GILLOWS OF LONDON VOL 2, Woodbridge, page 255 plate B 28.

H 35 ¼ W across seat rail back 22 . D 23 1/2
Seat size . W at front 18 x 21.
The cabinet-making firm of Gillows was founded in 1728 by Robert Gillow (1704-1772), who was a cabinet maker, architect, house-carpenter, funeral director and West Indies merchant. He laid the foundations for a successful firm which lasted over two hundred and fifty years, both in London and the provinces and rapidly rose to prominence among English furniture makers. Fortunately their output is well documented, largely thanks to pieces stamped ‘GILLOWS LANCASTER’, a practice which began about 1790, and the survival of a high proportion of the Gillows Archives, including estimate sketch books, letter books, and other business ledgers from circa 1730-1930.

The Gillow brothers and nephews also expanded their overseas trade during the second half of the eighteenth century. Between them they ran both the London and Lancaster shops, providing a comprehensive service including supplying and fitting carpets, curtains and wallpapers in addition to making all sorts of furniture.

The name Gillows has become synonymous with quality workmanship and stylish designs. Items from this family have retained their cachet for more nearly 300 years.
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mahogany
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