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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 584

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN POLLARD OAK WELLINGTON CHEST

    BY GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN JOHN HERBERT, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN POLLARD OAK WELLINGTON CHEST
    BY GILLOWS, THE CRAFTSMAN JOHN HERBERT, CIRCA 1840
    The rectangular top above a mahogany-lined drawer fitted with a fall-front enclosing five pigeon-holes and above five further drawers with ebony handles, with locking stile and Bramah lock, on plinth base, the underside of the mahogany-lined drawer signed in pencil 'John Herbert'
    47¼ in. (120 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) deep


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    This chest was executed by John Herbert, the son of one John Herbert who is listed as a journeyman working for Gillows around 1800. The younger Herbert became a freeman of the Lancaster cabinet-maker's Guild in 1829 having served his apprenticeship since 1820 with Leonard Redmayne (d. 1869) (G. Beard, (ed.) Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 423).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Reindeer Antiques, London.