16 September 2004
A MID-VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLE
BY GILLOWS, CIRCA 1880
The rectangular bevelled swing-plate in a moulded frame with scroll pediment, flanked by tiers with mahogany-lined drawers and pierced galleries, the rectangular table top above three frieze drawers, each pedestal enclosing a panelled door, on square tapering legs joined by an undertier, with brass caps and castors, stamped 'L9948' and 'GILLOW & CO', the locks stamped 'CHUBB'S PATENT 128 QUEEN VICTORIA ST ST. PAUL'S LONDON' and numbered from '850283' to '850289', the mirror hinges stamped 'COPE & AUSTIN PATENT', the underside of one drawer inscribed in pencil 'Keal 9448'
60¼ in. (153 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 23¾ in. (60 cm.) deep
Supplied to Joseph Shuttleworth (1819-1883) for Old Warden, Bedfordshire and by descent.
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