GEORGIAN ANTIQUE WATERFALL BOOKCASE CABINET ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
A very good quality George IV antique waterfall bookcase cabinet made from goncalo alves wood with lovely figuring throughout. This functional piece of furniture has graduating shelves with carved 'c' scroll design, cupboard doors to the base and two drawers with turned wooden knobs. Opening the cupboard doors reveals more storage space with another four drawers each with brass military handles and shelving space to the other side.
The bookcase cabinet has a shaped and carved pediment to the top, reeded moulding and stands on turned bun feet. The door and the drawers retain their original brass locks which also come with a working key. The internal drawers are mahogany and pine lined and the two base drawers are mahogany lined.
This bookcase is attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
Height - 130 cm (51 inches)
Width - 93 cm (36 ½ inches)
Depth - 33 cm (12 ¾ inches)
Circa - 1825
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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