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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
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.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms