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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 552

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD WRITING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

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    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD WRITING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    The rounded rectangular green gilt-embossed leather-lined top with pierced quatrefoil three-quarter lacquered-brass gallery, the frieze inlaid with premiere-partie boulle strapwork and with two frieze drawers above a beaded border, on truss-scrolled rectangular trestle-end supports joined by a baluster stretcher, with scrolled paw feet and recessed castors, with batten carrying-holes
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 44½ in. (113 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (63 cm.) deep


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    Like its en suite centre-table (lot 551), this Grecian 'buhl' filigreed and china-railed writing-table was designed by Gillow as appropriate for fashionable library/living-rooms. Related sofa-tables, with truss-buttressed and plinth-supported pilasters raised on bacchic lion paws issuing from palm-wrapped trusses, feature in one of Gillow of Oxford Street's plans of 1830 for a library/living-room (S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, Woodbridge, 2008, vol 11, p. 352, pls. E9 & E10).

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    Literature

    G. Jackson-Stops, 'Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - II', Country Life, 22 July 1976, p. 217, fig. 12