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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1820

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    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1820
    The rounded rectangular top with three-quarter gallery with reeded edge above one long mahogany-lined drawer and an arch, flanked on each side by two short drawers and rectangular panels, on turned and reeded baluster legs joined a concave-fronted undertier with three-quarter solid gallery, brass caps and castors, the rosewood knob handles original, two missing, with paper label inscribed in ink 'ROOM 9' and printed in ink '27', the lower right drawer with circular green printed label 'J & J CARTY Antiques & Shipping Goods 427 4450'
    34¾ in. (89.5 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 been commisioned for Nostell Priory, Yorkshire from Gillow of Lancaster and London 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) for Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, and by descent.