8 July 1998
A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE
The rounded rectangular top with three-quarter gallery and reeded edge, above a central mahogany-lined frieze drawer above an arched kneehole, flanked on each side by two short mahogany-lined drawers, with panelled sides above a bobbin-turned moulding, on ring-turned heavily-reeded legs headed by rectangular panels, with conforming feet with sunk brass castors, two handles replaced, signed in pencil on the underside of the frieze drawer 'R S Middlefell' (?) and stamped 'GILLOWS LANCASTER'
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 29 in (73.5 cm.m) deep
William, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (d. 1833) and by descent.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Richard Middlefell is recorded working for Gillows from 1818-23 (G. Beard and C. Gilbert, eds., The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, Leeds, 1986, p. 605.
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets