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Late C18th /early C19th George III Period Mahogany Linen Press / Hanging Wardrobe Attributed To Gillows Of Lancaster.

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Sold by: M Lees and Sons


Late C18th /early C19th George III period mahogany linen press/ wardrobe attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
Excellent quality mahogany linen press cupboard on chest of elegant and restrained design, which has been adapted for hanging space and fitted with a brass rail . The cornice projection with finely moulded detail together with ebony and satinwood inlay creating a dentil design . Raised on 'French' splay bracket feet in the manner and distinctive design of the esteemed cabinet-making firm of Gillows of Lancaster and London .
The whole has been constructed from the finest grade of mahogany, the door panels having mirrored matched grain . The reverse of the panels with fielded or chamfered edges .
The oak-lined and cock-beaded edge two-short over two-long drawers ,all fitted with distinctive Gillow pattern mercury-gilded cast angular and reeded brass drop-handles with beaded circular back plates . The doors fitted with their original brass bolts , escutcheons and fittings . The working brass lock supplied with the original key and fitted with an 'axe-head' handle to operate the latch . The doors centred with the original reeded brass 'slamming' bar .
In superb untouched original condition throughout. Has achieved a mellow , rich colour and patination, with some pleasing variants to colour by natural exposure to sun-light .
Panelled backboards adding to the distinctive design features and Gillows attribution .
The lift-off cornice with a flat boarded top.
H 79"
W 54"
D 24"
England c. 1800
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1901


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


Height = 201 cm (79.1")
Width = 137 cm (53.9")
Depth = 61 cm (24.0")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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