An Antique Mahogany Library Bookcase
An Antique Mahogany Library Bookcase

Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

An Antique Mahogany Library Bookcase

c. 1825 England

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An Important Mahogany Library Bookcase Firmly Attributed to Gillows

Of outstanding quality; of breakfront form, rising from a plinth base; the lower part with four pairs of lockable fielded panel blind doors dressed with rectangular fielded panel reserves, having foliate carving to the angles, and enclosing shelved interiors, all separated by vertical stiles with swept and carved corbels; over, four pairs of conforming glazed lockable doors, with the middle section have wonderful fitted drawers and the outer sections with adjustable shelves, separated by fluted stiles with carved capitols; over, the ogee cornice has the facia having gilt numbering 'XX', 'XXI', 'XXII' and XXIII'; the piece stamped by the retailer 'James Winter & Son, 101 Wardour Street Soho London'.
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The 'Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1690-1840' edited by Christopher Gilbert and Geoffrey Beard, and published by the Furniture History Society in 1986 lists Winter as working as a furniture broker in Wardour Street from 1823 until 1840, although the company ceased to trade in 1870.
Dimensions
Height 303.00 cm (119.29 inches)
Width 490.00 cm (192.91 inches)
Depth 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Stock Code
7119
Medium
mahogany
Signed/Inscribed
Stamped by the retailer 'James Winter & Son, 101 Wardour Street Soho London'.
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