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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 112

    A GEORGE IV ROSEWOOD WRITING TABLE

    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, CIRCA 1827

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    A GEORGE IV ROSEWOOD WRITING TABLE
    AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLOWS, CIRCA 1827
    The rounded rectangular green leather-lined top with a boldly beaded edge above two mahogany-lined frieze drawers, on ring-turned and reeded baluster end supports and rectangular plinths with ball feet and inset castors
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep


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    Close variants of this pattern appear in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Book for 24 September 1824, no. 3371, and 10 October 1828, no. 3684, one for a Mr Dagmall and the other to Captain Armitage. The 1828 pattern cost just over £9.5s but was fitted with end drawers. A galleried version of this table, with baize-lined top, was supplied in 1822 to William, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (d. 1833) for Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, and another sold in the Wentworth sale, Christie's, London, 26 January 2007, lot 1034.
    A closely related example is illustrated in S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, Woodbridge, 2008, p.292, pl. 311.

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