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