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GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (1730-1903)

Extending Dining Table by Gillow of Lancaster (c. 1825 England)

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Absolutely fabulous extending antique dining table made by Gillow of Lancaster from the finest dense grained Cuban mahogany, this table is complete and all original, it even has its original gilded clips stamped Cope's Patent and all the original leaves. Although the top is very slender, each leaf is surprisingly heavy to lift - a tribute to the density of the Cuban mahogany. This table extends to 16 feet long and reduces to a circle with many lengths in between, the two halves of the circle split apart to form two semi-circular consul tables. English circa 1825
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16 feet long
66" wide

GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin England
Started working 1730
Stopped working 1903

Furniture makers: In about 1695 Robert Gillow founded his firm in Lancaster. His son, Richard, was taken into partnership in 1757. The firm opened a London branch in Oxford Street about 1777.
Noble commissions came and in 1800, Richard Gillows took over a patent for an extending dining table which further enhanced the firm's reputation. The history of Gillows is exceptionally complete, as nearly all the order books and salesman's archives still exist. We know that the practice of stamping GILLOWS. LANCASTER started in around 1780 and continued until 1817, which might seem surprisingly early as the design seems to reflect the taste of the early Victorian era, yet it is twenty to thirty years ahead of its time.

Today, it is difficult to comprehend the range of Gillows' business at this time. They traded not only in finished furniture, but also in timber from the West Indies along with sugar and spirits from the same region. They undertook architectural joinery and fitted out entire buildings, providing wall papers, fixtures and fittings. Their salesmen toured the country with books of illustrations lavishly coloured to tempt buyers. Gilllows even pioneered 'flat-packing' in order to offer their clients a reduced price. There was no corner of the furniture trade they did not thoroughly exploit. Between 1780 and 1830, they were the furniture trade, leading in price, fashion and even work practices.

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Hares Antiques Ltd.

Hares Antiques Ltd.
The Old Bear Inn
Perrotts Brook
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 7BP

Contacts: Mr Allan George Hare
Telephone: +44 (0)1285 831311
Mobile: +44 (0)7860 350097
+44 (0)7860 350 096 (Theo Hare)
Website: www.hares-antiques.com
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18th and early 19th century fine quality dining and drawing room furniture