Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
Gillows supplied a closely related rosewood commode to the Rev'd A. Lister on 20 June 1810. The design included 'Pearl Beads', '4 brass ornaments' and gilded columns. A sketch for it appears in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Book, no. 1878 (Westminster City Archives).
We are grateful to Ned Pakenham for this information.