Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to <em>Gillows of Lancaster </em>
Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to <em>Gillows of Lancaster </em>
Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to <em>Gillows of Lancaster </em>
Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to <em>Gillows of Lancaster </em>
Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to <em>Gillows of Lancaster </em>

Sheraton period satinwood writing desk attributed to Gillows of Lancaster

c. 1794 England

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An exceptional and rare writing desk attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, of the finest West Indian satinwood with absolutely excellent colour and patina. The rectangular top banded in purple heart with box stringing and moulded satinwood edge over a secretaire drawer with an arrangement of six dummy drawers banded in sycamore with original gilt brass loop handles. The secretaire drawer opens to reveal a double layer mahogany internal working area, the top with a leather covered ratcheted writing slope bordered by 2 pairs of drawers, this slides backwards to reveal 6 alphabet inscribed (on oval ivory backgrounds), purple heart banded compartments with hinged lids and 2 hidden drawers and a central well. The desk is supported by square, tapering satinwood legs strung with ebony, terminating in brass castors. More photos are available on request.

The desk is shown in the Gillows estimate and sketch book in 1794 and is also shown in the book “Gillows Furniture designs from 1760 – 1800” by Lindsay Boynton.
Excellent. Minor repairs to veneers & mouldings, crack to the top repaired, the writing leather has been replaced.
A private collection in New York
English, George III circa 1794
Dimensions
Height 34.50 inch (87.63 cm)
Width 43.50 inch (110.49 cm)
Depth 24.00 inch (60.96 cm)
Stock Code
1555
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