Regency Specialists in the Antiques Trade
circa 1825 - 1835
Early 19th century George IV Regency period settee, possibly carved and made by Gillows of Lancaster and London.
An elegant camel back two seater settee upholstered and sprung and raised on solid majestic hairy paw few. The shell decoration to the knee is complimented through out with scroll relief carving and to the reverse the solid carved rosewood scrolls back legs flank a veneered frieze. The rosewood frame to the back is figured as well as to the front and stands on the original gilt brass castors.
The reference to Gillows of Lancaster and London is strong but the settee is not marked by the manufacturer, however the sketch quoted in the literature section offers similar designs that were made by Gillows.
The settee has always been sprung and was seen as an advancement of the day. The manufacture of springs in furniture was introduced into Britain around 1830.
Recently re-covered in a blue fabric.
Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840
Volume II pg 349, Plate E5, Detail of a drawing room layout designed for G.Bamford circa 1820-1830.
Height 91.00cm (35.83 inches)
Depth 71.00cm (27.95 inches)
Length 158.00cm (62.2 inches)
Stock No: 11488