Stock Code: 2425
Description: A fine Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, retaining excellent original colour and the original gallery. The whole cabinet veneered with well figured rosewood, the gallery shelf supported by turned rosewood pilasters, the top with banded edge, the frieze bordered by with a moulded top and gadrooned beaded lower edge. Centrally a pair of rectangular doors, with inset fluted silk and brass lattice work, bordered either side by turned pillars. The doors open to reveal a cupboard with adjustable shelves. The lower plinth with gadrooned top edge.
Further Information: Gillows of Lancaster were one of the most celebrated of all English furniture makers. They were established in the early 18th century, pieces made by Gillows are of the highest quality, desirable and extremely sought after. This breakfront side cabinet follows closely to designs drawn in the Gillows workbook for this period.
Condition: Excellent. Minor old restorations, waxing. The door silks are old replacements.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, Regency, George III, circa 1815
Provenance: The collection of Sir Jeremy Lever QC, Manwood House, Sandwich, Kent.
Sir Jeremy Lever, KCMG, QC, has spent his working life as both a practising and an academic lawyer. He was fortunate enough to gain a place as a scholar at University College, Oxford and latterly specialised in European Law.
Maker: In the manner of Gillows of Lancaster
Dimensions: Height 49.00 inches (124.46cm) Width 88.00 inches (223.52cm) Depth 17.50 inches (44.45cm)