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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER WRITING-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1810-20

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER WRITING-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1810-20
    The rounded rectangular top with a hinged flap revealing a pen-and-ink compartment, and a panelled frieze drawer, on turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 26 ¾ in. (68 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep


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    A sketch for this type of table appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books, dated 1810, and called by them 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 chamber table of closely related form was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 14 June 2001, lot 177.

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