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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 247

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY OVAL CELLARET

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY OVAL CELLARET
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1810
    The radiating fluted hinged top with a flowerhead finial enclosing a lead-lined interior, with reeded baluster supports above ring-turned tapering legs, on brass caps and castors
    23½ in. (60 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep


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    This oval wine-cistern, with reeded baluster legs and fluted lid relates to a number of well known examples that are attributable to Gillows and include an example from the collection of Mr. W. Meyer illustrated in R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, p. 223, that subsequently sold from the Montague Meyer Family Collection, Christie's London, 24 April 1980, lot 57. Gillows' earliest sketch for an oval lead-lined cistern features in their 1787 Estimate Sketch Book (see L. Boynton, Gillows Furniture Designs: 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 178).

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