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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The shaped top above a frieze drawer with original handles above fluted sunflower spandrels, flanked by a deep drawer to the left with shaped divider simulated as two short drawers and two short drawers to the right, the legs headed by sunflower paterae and stop-fluting on square tapering legs, the left drawer previously lined
    36¾ in. (93.5 cm.) high; 76½ in. (194 cm.) wide; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) deep


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    The design for this elegant sideboard relates to a sideboard table illustrated in L. Boynton (ed.), Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800 Royston, 1995, fig. 84, supplied by Gillows to Dr. Crompton of Derby in 1787. Gillows often used this distinctive handle pattern of an oval backplate set within an oval ring, such as on a secretaire press, supplied by Gillows to James Maxwell in 1792 (S. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, Suffolk, 2008, Vol. II, p.65, pl. 610). Another related sideboard commissioned from Gillows in 1791 by Messrs. Calvert & Harrison displays identical fluted sunflower spandrels or 'shaded fans' (ibid., vol. I., p. 318, pl. 360).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY