This impressive bookcase bears a number of features characteristic of the work of Gillows. The beautifully figured veneer on the secretaire drawer front is framed by reeded mouldings which form squares at the corners, a typical Gillow feature which was used on furniture including a dressing-table in the Judge's Bedroom in the Judges' Lodgings Museum, Lancaster, of circa 1810, and again on a sideboard made in 1813 for Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire, both illustrated in Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, Woodbridge, 2008, vol. I, p. 332, pl. 382 and p. 323, pl. 367. The simple vase-shaped foot was used frequently on case-furniture including a chest of drawers of circa 1820 (ibid, vol II, p. 9, pl. 531).