By GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & London
This handsome cabinet is executed in a highly figured rosewood veneer with a book-matched veneered top and brass gallery, which sits on a cross-banded and veneered frieze with central doors flanked by two side doors. The beautiful carved lotus leaf scroll decoration to the capitols is very much in the typical 'Grecian' style that the Prince Regent fashioned. The carved serpentine foliate borders to the silk panelled doors stand on a highly figured rosewood veneered plinth base. The carved borders are unique to Gillow and were made for the specific designs of 2nd Baron Newborough of Glynllifon, Caernarvonshire, Wales.
Probably supplied to Thomas John Wynn, 2nd Baron Newborough (d1832), for Glynllifon, Caernarvonshire, Wales by Gillows in 1823 and by descent at Glynllifon until sold by Robert Wynn 6th Baron Newborough (d1965). On returning from his Grand Tour in 1823, Thomas John Wynn embarked on the embellishment of Glyllifon employing Messrs Gillow & Co of Oxford Street, London and Lancaster, with whom he spent £5000 within a year!
Height 92.00cm (36.22 inches)
Width 183.00cm (72.05 inches)
Depth 48.00cm (18.9 inches)
Stock No: F421