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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 214

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY CANTERBURY

    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY CANTERBURY
    CIRCA 1825, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    Of large size, with a drawer, on recessed brass castors
    23 in. (58.5 cm.) high; 31¾ in. (81 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    The music canterbury is designed in the George IV 'Grecian' manner, with Apollonian lyre-scrolled pillars supporting Ionic-scrolled rails; while pearl-reeded mouldings wreath the plinth, whose feet comprise Grecian reeded urns. The London and Lancaster firm of Gillow, who introduced such 'urn' feet at the start of the 19th century, featured a simpler but related reed-enriched canterbury, in their 1826 Estimate Sketch Book.

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    Provenance

    The M. Golder Will Trust, Lyegrove, near Badminton, Gloucestershire, sold Christie's South Kensington collection sale, 4 June 1997, lot 657.