An Exceptionally Stylish English Well Figured Solid Mahogany Five Drawer Dressing Table of outstanding quality, firmly attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London. First quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
The plain rectangular top with a plain low gallery and concave frieze with a central drawer flanked by twin drawers on each side, on ring turned and reeded tapering legs complete with their original castors.
Condition: Professionally restored. Few scratches here and there, nice surface patination.
Height: 33.5” (85cm). Width: 45” (108cm). Depth: 20.75” (52.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Footnote: Dressing tables of this type were first popularized by Thomas Hope’s ‘Household Furniture and Interior Decoration’, London, 1807 and George Smith’s ‘Collection of Designs for Household Furniture’, London, 1808. ‘Gillows, Lancaster’ is stamped on a related table supplied in 1811 to Parlington Hall, Aberford (illustrated in C. Gilbert, ‘Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall’, London, 1978, vol. II, p. 380, cat. no. 500) and six of this form were supplied in 1813 to the 2nd Baron Bolton for Hackwood Park, Hampshire, see Christie’s house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lots 356, 358, 359 and 360.