GEORGIAN OAK ANTIQUE WRITING TABLE BY GILLOWS
A stunning George IV pollard oak antique writing table by the renowned furniture makers Gillows of Lancaster. The pillar end table has a wonderful figured pollard oak veneered top with decorative quarter turned moulded edge. The frieze has a turned moulded edge and two fitted mahogany lined drawers.
The table stands on two baluster turned columns with exceptional quality floral leaf carving and out swept legs terminating to pierced reptilian talon ball and claw feet with sunken brass casters.
The table is attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
Similar examples of the foot carving can be seen in Susan E Stuarts book - Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730 - 1840. Page 263, plate number 267 and page 370, plate number GG15 - GG16.
Height - 72 cm (28 ½ inches)
Width - 137 cm (54 inches)
Depth - 75 cm (29 ½ inches)
Circa - 1825 - 1835
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.
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