Gillows Exotic Woods Table, C. 1820
An exceptional circa 1820 English regency period rectangular-form writing or occasional table attributed to Gillows having brass bound cusped-corner top with ebony-line-inlay and satinwood feather-banding surrounding center field of bookmatched amboyna, the double elliptical high arched stretchers joining gilt-brass-mounted end supports having turned calamander spindles and braces issuing turned finials between ebony downswept legs ending in acanthus-leaf-cast brass casters.
Several ‘spindle end’ writing tables were featured in the ‘Gillows Estimate Sketch Book’ of 1818, and a table of similar end supports stamped GILLOWS LANCASTER is illustrated in Susan Stuart’s ‘Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840’, Vol. I., Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2008. pl. 329, p. 301, stating “a table frame with spindle ends was supplied in the 1820s by Gillows of London to display marble brought back from the Grand Tour by the Tempests of Broughton Hall, north Yorkshire.” Another table with same ends as this table is featured in ‘The Collectors’ Book of English Antiques’ by Geoffrey Wills and Edward T. Joy, South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1964. pl. 98, p. 73.
Condition: Pristine example. Wear commensurate with age and use.
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