Stock Code: 2433 - SOLD
Description: A fine George III Sheraton period satinwood secretaire bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. The piece has excellent colour and figuring throughout and is of superb quality. The bookcase top with arch and wave shaped astragals with tulipwood crossbanded doors opening to reveal a fixed central shelf and a further adjustable shelf. The pediment frieze cross-banded with tulipwood and strung with ebony, the cornice further cross-banded with tulipwood. The bookcase section with a “double” secretaire drawer opening to reveal a central satinwood veneered cupboard, bordered by hidden pillar drawers, harewood drawers banded in tulipwood and pigeon holes, with a leather writing surface. Below a further three graduated drawers fitted with classic oval Gillows gilt brass handles and standing on splayed bracket feet. A lovely piece of furniture by one of the country's most notable cabinet makers.
Further Information: Gillows of Lancaster were one of England's most celebrated furniture makers. They were established in the early 18th century and produced the highest quality pieces for top houses in the country. The quality of this piece and many of its design details (including the unique gilt brass ring loop handles) are seen on know pieces of Gillows furniture.
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. Brassware apparently original.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1785
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
Maker: Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
Dimensions: Height 42.00 inches (106.68cm) Width 88.00 inches (223.52cm) Depth 21.50 inches (54.61cm)