Pair of Gillows Mahogany Pembroke Book/Deception Tables

£5,500.00

Circa 1820

A pair of Gillows Mahogany Pembroke Book/Deception Tables

Height: 28 ½”, 72cms / Width: 17” Opening to 33”, 43<84 cms / Depth: 16”, 41 cms

No: 11122                        GILLOWS of Lancaster

A fine and rare PAIR of Gillows Mahogany Pembroke Book/Deception Tables, the twin flap tops with rounded corners above ends simulated as two drawers. These flap down to reveal book wells, both tables stamped “GILLOWS”. The whole supported on reeded tapered legs terminating in brass cups and casters stamped “Cope & Collinson Patent Strong”. This pattern  was described in Gillows’ Estimate Sketch Book as a Deception Table. They may have been intended not solely for books in the drawing room but for hiding chamber pots in the bedroom as bedside tables. Hence the deception part of their description.

Circa 1820

Price: £ 5500-00p.

Height: 28 ½”, 72cms / Width: 17” Opening to 33”, 43<84 cms / Depth: 16”, 41 cms

Note: the quality of these tables is of the highest standard. This is revealed in many different aspects including the weight, being constructed largely of solid Mahogany.

Literature:

Boynton, L. (1995). Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800. Heydon, UK: The Bloomfield Press.

Sheraton, T. (1970). Thomas Sheraton’s Cabinet Dictionary, Volume I. London, UK: Praeger Publishers. P 192.

Sheraton, T. (1970). Thomas Sheraton’s Cabinet Dictionary, Volume II. London, UK: Praeger Publishers. Plate 46.

Stuart, S.E. (2008). Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840: Cabinetmakers and International Merchants: A Furniture and Business History, Volumes I & II. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Antique Collector’s Club.

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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