• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCY KARELIAN BIRCH, AMBOYNA AND ROSEWOOD QUARTETTO TABLES

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCY KARELIAN BIRCH, AMBOYNA AND ROSEWOOD QUARTETTO TABLES
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each of graduated rectangular form with crossbanded top on baluster legs joined by stretchers, the smallest with a dished tray, incised 'III'
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep (4)


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    There is a set of quartetto tables of similar form at Leighton Hall, Lancashire, which are likely to have been supplied by Gillows circa 1810 (R. Edwards & M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet Makers, rev. ed., London, 1955, p. 221, fig. 193). Leighton Hall was bought by Richard Gillow in 1822 from his cousin, Thomas Worswick.
    A similar set of four tables was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 4 June 2009, lot 136 (£21,250). Other similar sets of five tables were sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 1 July 2004, lot 43; 4 October 2001, lot 116, and 17 November 1983. The latter had formed part of a group of furniture supplied to Gillows to William Senhouse in the West Indies. A further set of five tables of this pattern was sold by the late Mrs. D.W. Priston, Christie's, London, 20 June 1974, lot 89.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY