• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 385

    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHESTS-OF-DRAWERS

    BY GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMEN POSSIBLY JAMES DICKSON AND THOMAS MARTIN, SENIOR, CIRCA 1790

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    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHESTS-OF-DRAWERS
    BY GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMEN POSSIBLY JAMES DICKSON AND THOMAS MARTIN, SENIOR, CIRCA 1790
    Each with bowed front and four graduated drawers, one with inside of top drawer inscribed J Dickson in red script, the other with outer right side of top drawer inscribed T Martin and upper edge stamped GILLOWS.LANCASTER, one with replaced brasses
    34 in. (86 cm.) high, one 45 in. (114.5 cm.) wide and 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep, the other 44 in. (112 cm.) wide and 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Both chests bear the pencil inscriptions of Gillow workmen. 'J Dickson' may be James Dixon who worked at Gillows in Lancaster from the 1770s and is recorded making a mahogany chest of drawers in 1796. Thomas Martin was apprenticed in Lancaster and London from 1796.