A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY DESK
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY DESK
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY DESK

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY DESK

c. 1790 English

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A very fine quality George III mahogany library table, the top with an inset panel of hide and a reeded edge fitted with a central drawer with a similarly inset panel of hide flanked by two further drawers. The pedestals each fitted with three drawers opposed by cupboard doors, fitted with the original engraved lions head handles, standing on square tapered legs terminating in brass box castors

English, circa 1790

Width: 54 ¼ “ 138 cm
Depth: 31 ¼ 80 cm
Height 32” 81 cm


This library table is similar to two designs by Gillows. The first, dated 1792, was supplied to Sir John Ramsden of Byram Hall, Yorkshire and was also made of mahogany and had a black leather top crossbanded in kingwood. The second drawing found in Gillows Coloured Sketch Book is of two pedestals of drawers linked by a middle shelf and a top fitted with a book rest on ratchet support.


Literature:
S. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840,
Woodbridge, 2008, vol. II, p. 31, plate 566.
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