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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Exceptional Sheraton Period Mahogany & Satinwood Inlaid Secretaire Cylinder Bookcase stamped Gillow"
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The highly figured mahogany oval inset panel to the centre of the secretaire cylinder desk is crossbanded in kingwood, with ebony and boxwood stringing and opens to reveal a stunning satinwood and ebony interior. The cabinet carries the original lion-masked brass handles to the front as well as the ivory handles to the secretaire.
The mahogany bookcase is constantly contrasted with West Indian satinwood and relates to a similar cabinet stamped GILLOWS.LANCASTER, (Plate 560, Pg.26, Vol. II. Reference Book: Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, by Susan E. Stuart). On this cabinet, the two oval panelled doors open to three mahogany lined trays with polished mahogany fronts and stand on solid satinwood tapered block feet. The same style of foot is recorded in colour from the Gillow estimate sketch books 735/1 (Plate 538, Pg.14, Vol. II. Reference Book: Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, by Susan E. Stuart). The coloured sketch 735/1 relates to Mr John Christian’s satinwood commode, for a dressing room at Workington Hall, 1788. (Plate 539, Pg.14, Vol. II. Reference Book: Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, by Susan E. Stuart).
|Height||232.00 cm||(91.34 inches)|
|Width||107.00 cm||(42.13 inches)|
|Depth||59.00 cm||(23.23 inches)|
|External Depth||86.00 cm||(33.86 inches)|