a regency mahogany chamber writing table by gillows




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A fine William IV mahogany chamber writing table by GILLOWS OF LANCASTER.
The nicely patinated green leather lined top with Greek key gilt tooling & with fitted lidded compartment opening to reveal twin ink wells with stamp and tilting pen or quilltray.
The three frieze drawers with mahogany linings with typical & at the early stages regarded as unique to GILLOWS construction method of sliding notched screws to secure drawer bottom. This allowed the timber to both expand and contact thus eliminating splitting encountered when drawer bottoms were just nailed into the back rail with cut steel screws.
( very clever)
The finely reeded legs supported on large brass castors bearing the stamp of COPE & COLLINSON. STRONG PATENT.
The right hand drawer bearing the Stamp GILLOW.
Provenance, from an 18th Century country residence in Co Fermanagh.
I have been established as a dealer and antique furniture restorer for almost 20 years.
I have a real love and passion of fine 18th and early 19th century furniture.
As a professional restorer I am always searching for the finest quality and original items but should any restoration be nessesary it will be sympathetically and skilfully carried out in house by myself.
If items are purchased with buy now option I shall do my very best to work with my courier to offer free delivery within most of UK mainland. (Some exclusions to locations may apply)
It has been noted that the system is rounding up measurements added in cm to the next nearest inch so if dimensions are critical for a particular space please work by the cm size listed of please ask.


Height = 73.5 cm (29")
Width = 114 cm (45")
Depth = 64.5 cm (26")

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

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