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A REGENCY SPECIMEN-WOOD NEST OF FIVE TABLES
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A REGENCY SPECIMEN-WOOD NEST OF FIVE TABLES

ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

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A REGENCY SPECIMEN-WOOD NEST OF FIVE TABLES
Attributed to Gillows
Each with a rectangular top, one in rosewood, one in partridgewood, one in satinwood, one in mahogany, one in burr-birch, and banded in differing combinations of satinwood, birds-eye maple, rosewood and partridgewood, on rosewood turned baluster spindle legs joined by conforming stretchers, the smallest table with a dished compartment between the stretchers, inscribed in pencil '17-6-63'
The largest table: 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42.5 cm.) deep
The smallest table: 28¼ in. (72 cm.) high; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep (5)
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Lot Essay

There is a set of quartetto tables of this type at Leighton Hall, Lancashire, which is likely to have been supplied by Gillows circa 1810 (see: R. Edwards and 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.
Another similar set was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 17 November 1983, lot 37, It formed part of a group of furniture supplied by Gillows to William Senhouse in the West Indies. A further nest of five tables of this pattern was sold by Mrs. D.W. Priston (+), in these Rooms, 20 June 1974, lot 89.
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