23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY CHEST
BY GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN H. FRENCH CIRCA 1830
The rectangular top with moulded edge above two mahogany-lined short drawers and three graduated part mahogany-lined long drawers on vase-shaped feet, the top right drawer stamped 'GILLOW', the top left drawer with pencil signature to the underside 'H. French', both drawers with ink numbering 9059, the mahogany handles original
36¾ in. (93 cm.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep
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H.French is as yet unrecorded among either customers or workmen in Gillows' indexes, it is possible that he worked as a journeyman cabinet-maker in Liverpool or London.
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