GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON
Gillows of Lancaster was founded in 1730 by Robert Gillow who was a cabinet maker from humble beginnings. He had direct access to exotic and top quality imported timber from the West Indies and created the finest quality furniture. In 1757 Robert went in to partnership with his son Richard who was an architect and a good businessmen with ambition who rebuilt the workshops and woodstores. In 1768 Robert I son Robert II joined the family business opening a shop in Oxford Street London. Gillows of Lancaster and London had a renowned reputation for their quality of work and helped furnish many aristocratic houses and are regarded as one of the best British furniture makers of all time.