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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1820
    The rounded rectangular top with reeded edge above a central mahogany-lined freize drawer above an arch, flanked on either side by two short drawers and rectangular panels, on turned and reeded baluster legs joined by a concave-fronted undertier with three-quarter solid gallery, on brass caps and castors, the rosewood handles original, the top right drawer with paper label inscribed in ink 'SOUTH DRESSING ROOME (E)' and printed in ink '5'
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 28 in. (63.5 cm.) deep


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    The Grecian-reeded dressing-table is likely to have benn commissioned for Nostell Priory, Yorkshire from Gillow of London and Lancaster by Charles Winn (né Williamson) following his marriage in 1819. His name features in the firm's account book in March the following year.

    A wash-stand and 'chamber writing-table' of this pattern were sold from Nostell Priory, Christie's house sale, 20 April-1 May 1990, lot 285.

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    Provenance

    Probably supplied to Charles Winn (d. 1884), Nostell Priory, Yorkshire and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LORD ST OSWALD,
    REMOVED FROM THE PRIVATE ROOMS AT NOSTELL PRIORY, YORKSHIRE
    (LOTS 51-53)