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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCY SPECIMEN-WOOD QUARTETTO TABLES

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR REGENCY SPECIMEN-WOOD QUARTETTO TABLES
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a rectangular top, with central panel and crossbanding in amboyna, rosewood and field maple, the smallest table inlaid in rosewood and satin birch with a chess board and a shallow drawer beneath, on rosewood turned baluster legs joined by stretchers, the smallest table with a dished compartment between the stretchers
    The largest table 29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 15¾ in (40 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. 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 nest of five tables of this pattern was sold by the late Mrs. D.W. Priston at Christie's, London, 20 June 1974, lot 89.

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