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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE

    BY GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE
    BY GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular solid three-quarter gallery, above a frieze drawer flanked on the left by a deep drawer simulated as two, and by two drawers on the right, on reeded turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors, stamped twice 'W.E.H' and once 'GILLOWS.LANCASTER', the drawers lined in mahogany


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    The stamp of 'GILLOWS . LANCASTER' is recorded on a related reed-enriched dressing-table, but with low 'rims' supplied in 1811 for Parlington Hall (C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, Leeds, 1978, No. 500). A related wash-stand with lidded compartment at the rear edge and 'turned reeded legs' is likely to have been amongst the Gillows furniture supplied to William (1792-1842), 3rd Earl of Darlington for Cleveland House, 19 St James's Square and sold by his descendent, at Raby Castle, Christie's house sale, 10 October 1994, lots 120 and 137. A dressing-table in the manner of Gillows and with shaped rectangular top was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 26 January 2007, lot 1039 (£5,520).

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