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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BIRD'S-EYE MAPLE CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BIRD'S-EYE MAPLE CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, MID-19TH CENTURY
    The tilt-top with a gadrooned edge on a turned pedestal and tripod base terminating in cabochon and foliate clasped feet on recessed brass castors, with a brass plaque to the underside incised with a dragon and 'C 7'
    29 ¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 54 ½ in. (139 cm.) diameter


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    The metal label with distinctive dragon or seahorse symbol and 'C' number was identified by Susan Stuart on a mahogany chest of circa 1880 - 97 which also bore an additional Gillow & Co metal nameplate. Stuart speculates that the label was used by either Gillows' London or Liverpool businesses (S. Stuart, 'Marks Labels and Stamps Used on Gillow and Waring & Gillow Furniture 1770 - 1960', Regional Furniture, Leeds, 1998, pp. 80 - 81, fig. 42).

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