14 September 2000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DRESSING-MIRROR
The oval bevelled plate within a crossbanded frame edged with boxwood, with hinge to the reverse, on a turned baluster shaft, the lower section with two short and one long drawer, on ogee bracket feet, indistinctly stamped three times 'GILLOWS LANCASTER', the metalwork apparently original
23¼ in. (59 cm.) high; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) wide; 7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) deep
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A related 'oval looking-glass'’ pattern in the 1797 Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster is illustrated in L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs, Royston, 1995 (fig. 195).
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