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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER WRITING-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTRUY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER WRITING-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTRUY
    The rounded rectangular top with later gilt-tooled blue leather writing-surface with inset flap enclosing a pen drawer, above two mahogany-lined frieze drawers with rosewood handles, on turned tapering and reeded legs with brass caps and castors, stamped 'HOPKINS & CO BIRMINGHAM', lock stamped 'LARGEBEAR'
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 36¼ in. (92 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53.5 cm.) deep


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    A sketch for this type of table appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books, dated 1810 and referred to as a 'chamber writing-table' (No. 344/144, p. 11, Westminster City Archives). Gillows supplied four tables of this pattern in 1811 to T. W. Egerton for Tatton Park, Cheshire (N. Goodison and J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park, Cheshire', Furniture History, 1970, pp. 28, 30, 32 and 35, pl. 16B).
    A similar chamber writing-table was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 27 April 2006, lot 328 (£11,400 including premium).

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