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regency period mahogany library breakfront secretaire bookcase by gillows
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SA505863

REGENCY PERIOD MAHOGANY LIBRARY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE BY GILLOWS

Price

£35,000 | $46,603 USD | €39,657 EUR
Item Number: SA505863
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: in stock
Seller: Windsor House Antiques Ltd (on Sellingantiques since 17 June 2015)

Description

Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. An exceptionally fine quality Regency period mahogany library breakfront secretaire bookcase. The timbers and overall construction of the highest order. The doors and stiles quartered the interior of the secretaire boxwood faced drawers.
Circa 1820
Robert Gillow founded the luxury furniture and furnishings firm Gillow of Lancashire in 1730. During the 1730's he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar, in addition to fitting out ships cabins and doing finishing work in construction. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high quality furniture and furnishings to the richest families in the country. They also had a London workshop in Thames Street. In 1764 a permanent London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Robert's son, Thomas Robert Gillow (1745 1793), and William Taylor. Following Robert's retirement in 1769, the  ...show more description

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.

Dimensions

Height = 274 cm (108")
Width = 261 cm (103")
Depth = 55 cm (22")

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