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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY RECTANGULAR WINE-COOLERS

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE IV MAHOGANY RECTANGULAR WINE-COOLERS
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1825
    Each with a thickly-moulded everted rim and tapering boldly reeded body, with lead liner and tapering turned and reeded feet with inset brass castors
    19 in. (48 cm.) high; 34½ in. (88 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep (2)


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    The Grecian reed-gadrooned 'sarcophagus' sideboard cisterns are likely to have been executed by Gillow of London and Lancaster, and follow a pattern featured in their 1820 sketchbook (Westminster archive no.3064).
    They relate closely to a wine-cooler from Ellerslie House, sold Christie's London, 24 May, 2001, lot 43. That example had been supplied by Banting, France & Co to Frederick, the 1st Marquess of Bristol for his London house in St James's Square, and was en suite with other items from the St James's Square dining room which were later removed to Ickworth, Suffolk.
    Another almost identical pair was supplied circa 1824 by Gillow & Co. of Oxford Street, London to Thomas John Wynn, 2nd Baron Newborough (d.1832),, and were photographed by Country Life in The Hall at Glynllifon, Caernarvonshire.

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    Provenance

    Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E. and by descent.