• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINET

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINET
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The shelf with a baluster-supported three-quarter gallery above a breakfront top and central panelled door enclosing one adjustable reeded mahogany-edged shelf, flanked to each side by three similar adjustable shelves and divided by scroll-headed reeded uprights, on reeded bun feet
    48¾ in. (124 cm.) high; 60¼ in. (153 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep


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    The Regency Drawing Room commode, with recessed book-shelves and chiffonier book-shelf capped by a balustraded china-shelf, is designed in the robust antique fashion introduced in the first decade of the l9th century by Gillows of London and Lancaster. The balustrade features in one of their 1836 patterns for a related commode; while their brand GILLOWS.LANCASTER features on another of their balustraded commodes, which is likewise embellished with reeded pilasters, urn feet and Roman truss-capped pilasters (see S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 2 vols. Woodbridge, 2008, pl.459; and Sothebys, London, 12 July 1996, lot 236).

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