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Regency Rosewood Dwarf Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster

Regency Rosewood Dwarf Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster

English

circa 1820 - 1830

Late George IV 19th century bookcase with the original gilt brass gallery

The two original shelves are adjustable and have rosewood reeded fronts that tie in with the reeded columns that flank the bookcase.

The sides are rosewood as are the solid turned bun feet.

Condition

Good original condition

Literature

Gillows of Lancaster and London, also known as Gillow & Co., was a pre-eminent English furniture making firm based in Lancaster, and in London. It was founded around in Lancaster in 1730 by Robert Gillow. The name Gillows soon become synonymous with quality workmanship and stylish designs. Gillows was owned by the family until 1814 when it was taken over by Redmayne, Whiteside, and Ferguson who continued to use the Gillow name. Gillows furniture remained a byword for quality and remained one of the most prominent UK cabinetmakers for over 250 years. Other designers also used Gillows to manufacture their furniture.

Dimensions

Height 86.36cm (34 inches)

Width 111.76cm (44 inches)

Depth 35.56cm (14 inches)

Stock No: 11484

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