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Superb Quality Mid C19th Burr Walnut Bookcase Cabinet By Gillows Of Lancaster.

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Sold by: M Lees and Sons

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Superb quality mid C19th burr walnut bookcase cabinet by Gillows of Lancaster.
Well-proportioned inverted break-front centre open bookcase with twin glazed door cabinets to the ends . Constructed in highly-figured burr walnut onto a mahogany carcass , with triple adjustable shelves to both the open centre and glazed cabinets . The twin cabinets with simple horizontal bar glazed doors . The mahogany shelves in the centre with walnut veneered front edges . The whole raised on a plinth base . The reverse with panelled construction.
An elegant bookcase of sophisticated and simplified architectural design . The selected veneers 'book-matched' throughout and having achieved a wonderful rich patina and colour .
The chosen Circassian or Turkish figured walnut (Juglans Regina) originating from Eastern Europe and Asia , displays the strong characteristics of tight burr grain and dark figuring, and is favoured by cabinet-makers for its quality.
Fitted with all original brass-ware and locks , fitted with patented hinges by Horne . Supplied with the working original key .
The top of the left-hand side door-frame stamped by "Gillows Lancaster" the highly esteemed firm of cabinet-makers .
In excellent original condition with only minor marks to the top commensurate with age, use and purpose. Has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
A capacious and practical scale bookcase cabinet of the finest quality.
The well-documented firm of Gillows of Lancaster and London , are regarded as one of the the premier cabinet-making companies of both the eighteenth and nineteenth century periods , their work being of the highest quality and sought-after by both collectors and connoisseurs alike .
H 53"
W 87"
W (open section) 42"
D 15.5"
Lancaster, England c. 1840
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 .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
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 .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
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 198


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 134 cm (52.8")
Width = 221 cm (87.0")
Depth = 40 cm (15.7")

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

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