20 - 21 September 2004
A LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY FOUR-TIER WHATNOT
CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS
With moulded rectangular tiers and a cedar-lined drawer, on ring-turned supports with flattened finials and brass capped castors, bearing a paper label 'FORT WILLIAM NO 394 1948'
55 in. (140 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep
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Such multi-shelved and reed-turned display-stands, known as a 'whatnot' or 'tall music-stand' feature in the Gillows of London and Lancaster Estimate Sketch Books from the 1790s (preserved in the Westminster City Library).
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