George III Satinwood and Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet
George III Satinwood and Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet

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

George III Satinwood and Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet

c. 1780 England

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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The upper section with a pair of glazed doors flanked by concave shaped cabinets revealing shelves with drawers below. The lower section with central secretaire frieze drawer and concave cabinet below. Flanked by an arrangement of shaped drawers and cupboards. With ivory escutcheons. Cross-banded throughout with rosewood, purpleheart, boxwood, mahogany and ebony. The whole raised on six ring turned and inlaid toupé feet.
See ‘Models with a Choice of Leg: The Gillows’ Furniture Designs-II’ by Ivan Hall in Country Life, June 15, 1978, p.1740-2 for a closely related design.
See Gillow Furniture Designs: 1760-1800, Edited and introduced by Lindsay Boynton, The Bloomfield Press, 1995. Colour plate 9: ‘Cabinet, canarywood with bands of purplewood and tulipwood, strung and double-strung; one made for the London shop, dated 4.12.1795, was the work of Peter Briscoe; H 4’ 11 ¼” x 3’ 21/2” (top) / 3’ 3 1/8” (bottom) x 14” – see 97/1218 (f.130v/-)’ for a similar design.
Dimensions
Height 146.00 cm (57.48 inches)
Width 98.00 cm (38.58 inches)
Depth 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Stock Code
5912
Medium
Satinwood. Cross-banded throughout with rosewood, purpleheart, boxwood, mahogany and ebony.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor
64 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1QP
England

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