21 October 1999
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY FOLIO READING STAND
Attributed to Gillows, circa 1770
With hinged adjustable crossbanded top with removable ledge above two open folio shelves, on square tapering legs with brass feet and casters
36in. (93cm.) high, 42in. (107cm.) wide, 28in. (71cm.) deep
Almost certainly supplied for the 1st Lord Brownlow for Carlton House Terrace, London, or Belton House, Lincolnshire.
Thence by descent until sold by the 7th Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Christie's on the Premises, 30 April-2 May 1984, lot 78.
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This stand was almost certainly part of the extensive commission supplied by Gillows for the 1st Lord Brownlow for the family's London home at Carlton House Terrace or Belton House in Lincolnshire.
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