• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5920

    Christie's Interiors

    15 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CLOTHES-PRESS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS OF LANCASTER, CIRCA 1790

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CLOTHES-PRESS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS OF LANCASTER, CIRCA 1790
    The rectangular moulded cornice above two panelled doors crossbanded in tulipwood enclosing four slides, above two short and two long drawers, on shaped bracket feet, one slide lacking, front panels to front feet replaced
    80 in. (205 cm.) high; 50 in. (127 cm.) wide; 22 in. (57.5 cm.) deep


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    This wardrobe form on scalloped bracket feet, introduced around 1780, was popularised in 1788 by an engraved plate (no 97) in Messrs. A. Hepplewhite & Co.s, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterers Guide, 1788. Its French hollow-cornered tablets of Messrs. Gillow of London and Lancaster best birching mahogany are accompanied by golden reed handles that frame flowered paterae according to their new pattern of the 1780s (see S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 2 vols. Woodbridge, 2008, vol. 11, pl. D9a).

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