Fine Irish Regency period brass inlaid and carved mahogany secretaire bookcase c1820

Irish Regency period brass inlaid & carved mahogany secretaire bookcase, probably from Cork c1820
Irish Regency period brass inlaid & carved mahogany secretaire bookcase, probably from Cork c1820 $27,500 2.37m tall; 1.26m wide; 0.66m deep
Secretaire drawer, the drawers veneered in West Indian satinwood
Internal drawers with original brass knobs
Fine leaf design brass inlay
Robustly carved gadroon edge moulding and lion’s paw feet
Original brass ring handles

Regency Period Mahogany Compactum attributed to Gillows of Lancaster & London c1800

Regency period mahogany ‘compactum’ or long chest of drawers c1800 attributed to Gillows of Lancaster & London. $11,985.00

‘Tower Corners’ were a particular feature of Gillows’ production from about 1790 and by 1800, were decorated with carved reeding. This piece is also stamped for Edwards & Roberts. Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and by 1854 were trading as ‘Edwards & Roberts, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. … They also retailed many items of second-hand furniture, so an Edwards & Roberts stamp does not necessarily mean that the item was made by them. In this case, the compactum was quite old by the time its stamp had been inserted; the design is very typical of Gillows ‘house style’ and would have been a special commission to suit a particular client’s needs. 1.82m wide; 0.585 deep; 1.06m tall

Gillow Compactum 'Tower Corner' detail
Gillow Compactum ‘Tower Corner’ detail