26 February 1998
A pair of ebonised and decorated glass cabinets
By Gillows, Lancaster, Last quarter 19th Century
Each of canted rectangular form with a mirrored back above a frieze drawer stamped GILLOW & CO 14075, with a cupboard door below, inset with a decorated glass panel showing exotic birds and with a flower-filled urn and foliage, the interior with two adjustable shelves, flanked to each side by three open shelves, on turned feet
50½ in. (128 cm.) wide; 61¼ in. (155.5 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep (2)
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 16 June 1994, lot 124.
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