Sheraton period satinwood secretaire cabinet probably by Gillows of Lancaster

Stock Code: 1956 - SOLD

Description: A fine George III Sheraton period West Indian satinwood secretaire cabinet, probably made by Gillows of Lanacaster. The cabinet section in the flamed West Indian satinwood, banded in purple heart to the top, secretaire drawer and cupboard doors. With a pair of turned tapering satinwood corner pillars, to the front. The removable top section with a galleried top shelf and below a central shelf border by a pair of oval strung cupboards. The secretaire drawer front folds and opens to reveal an arrangment of pigeon holes and drawers with green leather writing surface. Below the cupboard section banded and inset strung with box and ebony. The secretaire is supported on ring turned tapering satinwood feet. This piece is of the finest quality throughout and utlises some of the best figured period satinwood that we have seen.

Further Information: Gillows of Lancaster were one of the foremost English furniture makers. They were established in the early 18th century, and pieces made by them are very desirable and extremely sought after. Gillows were commissioned for much fine Sheraton furniture in the satinwood period (1785-1805). This is a particularly fine piece.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The leather writing surface has been replaced within the last 20 years.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1790

Provenance: Private collection West Sussex

Maker: probably by Gillows of Lancaster

Dimensions: Height 53.00 inches (134.62cm) Width 38.00 inches (96.52cm) Depth 19.00 inches (48.26cm)

Price: £15,900