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Style of GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (1730-1903)

Mahogany "Gillows" Style Music Stand. (c. 1810 UK.)

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Item Stock Code

1086

Item Medium Description

Mahogany.

European Dimensions

103.40 cm high   47.30 cm wide   39.00 cm deep

UK/USA Converted Dimensions

40.71 inches high  18.62 inches wide  15.35 inches deep

Item Description / Dealer Expertise

A fine Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid "Gillows" design music or reading stand.

The stand when not raised or tipped and with the rest removed looks like a normal Regency tripod table with an oblong top.

The tripod base has ebony inlay and stands on three brass ball feet while the reeded column has ebony turned decoration above and below.

The top of the tripod support has a brass collar with a locking pin which allows the table to be raised and lowered.

The table top is fitted to a small platform which has a release catch to allow it to be tipped and a brass arm which can be locked at your desired angle.

The rest is a replacement made out of period timber and the table has been sympathetically repolished. (Circa 1810)

Height Raised 103.4cm (40.7 inches)
Height Lowered 77.9cm (30.7 inches)
Width 47.3cm (18.6 inches)
Depth 39cm (15.4 inches)

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

The name Gillows has been associated with the craft of furniture-making since the reign of George II. Gillows furniture is prized for its well chosen timbers and fine quality of craftsmanship. Furniture produced in the latter part of the eighteenth century shows a prediliection for elegant forms, while finely figured mahogany and robust design characterize furniture of the early nineteenth century. The history of Gillows, from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth, encapsulates the history of English furniture and its manufacture.
Gillows was established around 1730 by Robert Gillow some 20 years before Thomas Chippendale, and was one of the most renowned British cabinet making firms. They developed first a national and then an international reputation as a supplier of quality furniture to the upper middle classes, the landed gentry, and the aristocracy. The company won commissions to furnish and decorate public buildings in Australia, South Africa, India, Russia, Germany, France and the U.S., and it also executed Pugin s designs for London s Palace of Westminster from 1840 onwards.
If Gillows is less of a household name than Chippendale, Sheraton or Hepplewhite, it is because the firm kept its pattern books, the Estimate Sketch Books, a closely guarded secret, for craftsmen and customers only. They boasted the widest stock outside London, and, uniquely for a provincial company in the eighteenth century, had workshops and showrooms in the capital on Oxford Street.
They often worked in conjunction with other cabinet making firms on large domestic furnishing commissions, such as Denton Hall, Otley where they worked alongside Thomas Chippendale during the late 1770's, and Wokington Hall, Cumbria, from which examples of the furniture are at the Abbot Hall Museum, Kendal.
In the nineteenth Century Gillows were involved in several celebrated projects, most notably the furnishing of the Palace of Westminster throughout the 1850's and 1860's, for which they worked from Pugin designs; and the 'Pet Sideboard' to designs by the ubiquitous Bruce Talbert which won first prize at the London Exhibition of 1872. This sideboard was bought by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and is illustrated in Simon Jervis 'Victorian Furniture', p.59, pl63.
Gillow of Lancaster, also reputedly invented the Davenport for a Captain Davenport in the 1790's.
Makers Bibliography:
Burkett, M and others, A History of Gillows of Lancaster.
Coleridge A., 'The firm of Gillow & Co. at Blair Castle', Conn,1964, 88-93.
Whitehead M., 'The Gillows and their work in Georgian Lancaster' in Catholic Englishmen, ed. J.A. Hilton, 1984.
Simon Jervis, Victorian Furniture, 1968.

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gbp 1950.00 (Pound Sterling)

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Graham Smith Antiques

Graham Smith Antiques
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Horsley
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
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UK

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