An Outstanding Richly Figured West Indian Satinwood Cylinder Bureau of Exhibition Quality, firmly attributed to Furniture Makers Gillows of Lancaster.
Last quarter of the Eighteenth Century.
The tambour shutter enclosing a fitted interior with various pigeon holes and four small drawers and four dummy drawers all with Ivory pulls above a pull-out writing surface with central rising book-rest. Below are two drawers fitted with original brass handles. Standing on square tapering legs with original brass cap castors and inlaid throughout with rosewood cross-banding and box wood stringing. This desk is constructed in the finest West Indian Satinwood and remains in remarkable condition.
*The Gillows attribution is substantiated by the high quality and style of craftsmanship, the choice of premium materials and its close resemblance to known Gillows patterns
Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, retaining a very good original colour and surface throughout. Professionally restored with original leather and brass handles.
Height: (at center back) 39.5” (100cm). Width: 36.5” (93cm). Depth: 24.5” (61cm).