London, South Kensington
27 November 2007
A REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER WRITING TABLE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS
The reeded top with a hinged covered stationary compartment above a frieze drawer flanked by reeded panels and with a beaded edge below on tapering, turned and reeded legs with brass castors
28½in. (73cm.) high; 26in. (66cm.) wide; 19in. (48cm.) deep
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This form of table was popularised by Gillows, who included a sketch for a 'chamber writing-table' in their Estimate Sketch Book, dated 1810 (No. 344/144, p. 11, Westminster City Archives).
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