4 March 2004,
Price realised GBP 7,170
GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT WARDROBE
ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular central breakfront section surmounted by scrolling foliage, flanked by conforming wings, above a pair of arched panelled doors enclosing a hanging space with eleven pegs and five ash-lined drawers, the uppermost drawer simulated as two, flanked by conforming wings enclosing hanging spaces with a brass hanging-rail, on a plinth base, the locks stamped 'R' in an oval 'PATENT', with chalk inscription on the reverse 'LADY JARDINE HILL HOUSE, CHOBHAM WARDROBE ...'
83 in. (211 cm.) high; 93½ in. (237 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
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The wardrobe, with arched panels of flame-figured mahogany and robustly carved pediment, is designed in the George IV Grecian fashion and relates to a pattern for a 'Ladies Dwarf Wardrobe' in George Smith's, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1826, pl. CVIII.
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Lady Jardine, Hill House, Chobham, Surrey.
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