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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN SIDE CABINET

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1797

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN SIDE CABINET
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1797
    The rosewood crossbanded demi-lune top above two shelves, between side panels with inlaid concave-cornered panels, on a moulded plinth,
    the back with fragmentary black and gilt label printed "Antique Dealer's Fair Exhibition PURCHASED FROM ..ILLINGHAM KENSINGTON(?) ...", the back board with red wash
    36½ in. (92 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm.) wide; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep


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    The Library pier-commode-table, with plinth-support and open bookshelves, is elliptically curved in demi-medallion form in the George III 'Roman' fashion introduced by architects such as James Wyatt (d.1813); and popularised by Messrs. A. Hepplewhite & Co.'s, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide (1788; 2nd ed. 1794). Its golden ribbon-banded stringing is incorporated at the pilasters to form hollow-cornered tablets in the manner adopted by firms such as Gillow of London and Lancaster. It can be compared to Gillow's design for a commode-table that was commissioned in 1796 for Lytham Hall, Lancashire, although the latter, called a 'cupboard', had its shelves concealed by doors (L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 119).

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    Provenance

    J.H. Gillingham, 1 & 5 Harrington Road, London.