An Antique Mahogany Bookcase by Gillows of Lancaster
An Antique Mahogany Bookcase by Gillows of Lancaster

GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

An Antique Mahogany Bookcase by Gillows of Lancaster

c. 1810 England

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Constructed in mahogany, of breakfront form, rising from a plinth base, the lower section having four blind lockable doors dressed with re-entrant rectangular cock bead mouldings, being flanked by reeded and turned columns; the shelved upper section having two pairs of brass trellis fitted lockable doors, enclosing a shelved interior; the shaped cornice adorned with a carved running Greek key pattern, with raised scrolled ends. Inside a lower door is pasted an old label, on which is written ‘The large bookcase was the property of the Sudell family of Woodfold Park near Blackburn, and was purchased at the great sale of Woodfold about 1840. It was, I believe made by the famous firm of Gillow of Lancaster (Sheraton Period). It came into my possession at the death of my mother Mary H. Whittaker in 1871. Edmund J. Wemyss, Feb18, 1918’.
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The Gillows Archives in the Westminster City Library have, for the 12 November 1805, under drawing number 1776, a virtually identical bookcase.
Dimensions
Height 225.00 cm (88.58 inches)
Width 233.00 cm (91.73 inches)
Depth 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Stock Code
8304
Medium
Mahogany
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