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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE AND MIRROR

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE AND MIRROR
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular mirror flanked by downswept reeded uprights on a shaped base with reeded edge; together with a rectangular dressing-table, with three-quarter reeded gallery and a reeded edge, above three mahogany-lined frieze drawers with original rosewood handles on ring-turned reeded tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the rear gallery replaced with a chalk inscription '231'
    The mirror: 23 in. (58.5 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep
    The dressing-table: 32 in. (81.5 cm.) high; 41¼ in. wide; 22 in. (36 cm.) deep (2)


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    In 1813 Gillows of Lancaster supplied four related dressing-tables to William Powlett, 2nd Baron Bolton (1782-1850) for Hackwood Park, Hampshire at a cost of 8 16s 6d each. They were sold by the late Viscount Camrose, Hackwood Park, Christie's house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lots 356, 358, 359 and 360. Gillows supplied a closely related 'Mahogany Looking Glass frame for plate' to the 5th Duke of Rutland (1778-1857) in February 1821 for 4.7.10. The sketch is illustrated in their Estimate Sketch Book for that year, no. 3086 (now in Westminster City Library).

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