20 September 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD CHEVERET TABLE
Crossbanded overall in rosewood, the removable upper section with U-shaped handle above a deep open shelf and above two short and one long mahogany-lined drawer, the base with a mahogany-lined frieze drawer, on square tapering legs with ebonised lines, stamped 'GILLOWS LANCASTER'
43½ in. (110.5 cm.) high; 21¾ in. (55.5 cm.) wide; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep
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