Regency period bird’s eye maple writing table c1825 signed ‘Gillow’ for Gillows of Lancaster & London $6,985

A fine quality Regency period bird’s eye maple writing table signed ‘Gillow’. Susan Stuart writes: ‘Several tables with ‘spindle ends’ were drawn in the Estimate Sketch Books from 1818′. She illustrates an example (pl.329, pp.301 Vol.I), as does Ralph Fastnedge and Margaret Jourdain in ‘Regency Furniture’ 1795-1830, CL Ltd 1965, fig.161 pp.72. This design was a favourite standard end profile for writing and work tables made by Gillow for over 10 years.  Ref: ‘Gillows of Lancaster & London 1730-1840’ Susan Stuart, ACC, 2008
1.17m wide; 0.625m deep; 0.715m high

Exhibition quality satinwood glazed cabinet c1903 attributed to Waring & Gillow

A very fine Exhibition quality West Indian carved satinwood glazed cabinet attributed to Waring and Gillow, the Wedgwood porcelain plaque dated 1900 and the highly unusual sterling silver handles and astragal mounts dated London 1902. This bookcase conforms to the ‘house style’ developed by Gillows in the late 18th century. The ‘turret corners’ and ‘crotched (and bookmatched) veneers’ all point to this attribution and suggest an item created to show the best qualities of Gillows’ furniture c1800.
Wedgwood plaque dated 1900

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 $24,985 2.37m tall; 1.26m wide; 0.66m deep

An exuberantly carved and brass inlaid Irish Regency period mahogany secretaire bookcase, c1820, from Cork. Apart from the typically Irish flamboyant lion paw feet, the use of divided rope twist columns is a feature of Cork furniture makers; combined with profuse cut brass inlay, these decorative flourishes create a spectacular decorative effect, in our experience, rarely surpassed.

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

An unusual, small Regency period mahogany adjustable drum table c1825

A very unusual, small, Regency period mahogany adjustable height drum table; the top having rosewood crossbanding and the drawer knobs of ebony.The table with four drawers, one of which has a concealed compartment. Attributable to Gillows of Lancaster & London, c1825.

59 cms diameter x 69.5 cms high $5,985.00