George IV Period Writing Table
George IV Period Writing Table
George IV Period Writing Table
George IV Period Writing Table

Attributed to GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1840)

George IV Period Writing Table

c. 1825 England

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A George IV Period Writing Table Firmly Attributed to Gillow

Constructed in mahogany; rising from castor shod ring turned and lobed legs, the gadrooned edge platform of serpentine symmetrical form, set with a ratchet and easel book support, the writing surface inset with tan leather; the apron housing a frieze drawer, with further faux drawers to the sides and obverse, fitted with ivory knobs.
Circa 1825
Excellent
GGILLOW

The founder of the Gillows dynasty, Robert (1704-1772) rose from humble beginnings as a provincial joiner, and evolved into a consummate businessman following a pursuit of excellence throughout his life. Founding his business in 1730 he expanded his furniture making activities to include the direct import of quality West Indian timbers especially the finest mahogany.

His talents as both a cabinetmaker as well as innovative designer brought him early success, and, bringing his two sons, Richard & Robert, into the business, he expanded his Lancaster showroom, to include another in London’s Oxford Street. The clientele now included the Government, the aristocracy and the burgeoning middle classes.

His furniture had gained its’ reputation for excellence of workmanship, and materials employed, and coupled with his insistence on being at the cutting edge of design kept the company to the fore throughout its’ one hundred and seventy year history from 1730 until its’ amalgamation with Messrs S.J. Waring in 1900. Throughout this period it was the largest manufactory of furniture in England.

The fortuitous survival of the Gillows records in their Estimate Sketch Books show over 20,000 designs and are preserved in the City of Westminster Library. Furniture made by Gillows is to be found in Royal collections and museums throughout the world. A scholarly two volume exegesis of the firm, ‘Gillows of Lancaster & London’ by Susan E. Stuart was published by the Antique Collectors Club in 2008.
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 107.50 cm (42.32 inches)
Depth 67.00 cm (26.38 inches)
Stock Code
8702
Medium
mahogany, leather, ivory
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