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A superb Irish Regency mahogany library or writing table by Williams & Gibton Dublin.
Circa 1825

SOLD




































An absolutly superb & impressive Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid sideboard.

The superstructure consisting of two removable compatments, each fitted with a door that swivels to reveal a rounded cutlery box.
The base flanked on the right by a deep drawer with front section swivelling to reveal three secret cutout bottleholders. The left side with a door enclosing a canted compartment and with a swivelling commode drawer to the side, on slight incurved legs headed by panels. The whole with ebony panels and geometric line inlay. 
With fabulous cast lion mask handles.
Circa 1805   90" wide 29 deep 36 high + 15"

A similar model but with added gallery and mirror was sold in Christies New York January 2000 for $28.750

£ 3745 SOLD








A very fine George III mahogany card table made by and bearing the Gillows. Lancaster stamp.

This table is illustrated in the Gillows books by Suzan E Stuart.
The Grecian panelled frieze is identical to the sideboard illustrated below.
I believe both of these items were made by the same journeyman at the same bench.

Circa 1820.    SOLD

£ 1895  


























A very fine quality oak center or library table made by ROBERT STRAHAN & Co DUBLIN.
This very fine table with its twin frieze drawers above turned and carved supports resting on fantastic quality carved legs and brass castors.
The table bears both the STRAHAN name and number stamp on the drawers. The original paper lable is also in perfect condition.
The furniture firm of Robert Strahan & Co was founded in Dublin in 1776 and by 1845 they had two workshops as well as their main commercial premises. Known for their high quality work, the firm exhibited at the Dublin Great Exhibition in 1862. They supplied furniture to many of the most well known Irish country houses including Doneraile Court, Lisnavagh, and Monte Alverno, many of which had their contents sold off 

                                                                           Circa 1840

                                    57" wide 28"deep 30" high         

                                     £3245    






















A superb early 19th C mahogany sideboard by Gillows Circa 1820

The twin pedestals are fitted with sliding wine drawers and the right hand side has a liqueur rack still retaining all the original labels.
The center also has two separate drawers and the upper gallery incorporates sliding doors.
The turned, reeded & carved columns are fantastic.
This item can be firmly attributed to Gillows due to both design and the quality of materials used. 72" wide 46" high 26" deep
An identical model is also shown in the Gillows books written by Susan E Stuart.
£2465  








A superb quality early Victorian rosewood writing table with black leather lined writing surface. 

The solid rosewood  supports sit below a single frieze drawer.
The table is of excellent colour and condition.
Circa 1850   36" wide 22" deep 31" high

£1145








 



 
 A fantastic William IV rosewood library or center table after a design by Gillows.

The top is finely figured and coloured.
The carved frieze and drawers are supported on solid carved supports with scroll carved feet with concealed castors.
Circa 1830  54" wide 27" deep 29" high

£1235













A very fine regency mahogany 
Card table inlaid with Kingwood and boxwood.

The top resting on spiral turned supports and a platform base ending in splayed legs.
Circa 1800

£1845
































































































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A fine George III mahogany tilt top breakfast table.

The fantastically figured top with broad crossbanding retains a superb colour and patination.
The down swept moulded legs ending in brass castors.
Circa 1800

£ 980

                                                               









































 A superb Regency mahogany and brass mounted sofa table.

This table is superb quality being constructed from fine quality mahogany.
The twin mahogany linned drawers with dummy drawers o the rear.
A very unusual feature is the brass moulded drawers & frame.
The base has a high turned stretcher with elegant downswept legs ending with brass castors.
Circa 1810
£ 1895 SOLD 












A superb William IV mahogany library table by T. Wilson

The leather inset top above a plain frieze with two drawers on turned reeded tapering legs with brass cappings and castors, one drawer stamped T. WILSON/68 GREAT QUEEN STREET/LONDON
(48 Inches wide  30 inches deep  30 1/2 inches high)
Circa 1825
£ 2865





Thomas Wilson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street 1821 -29 and is probably the same Thomas Wilson recorded as an auctioner at 28 Great Queen Street 1799-1825
From 1830 - 1837 the business was continued by his widow Mary and his son Matthew using the stamp M. WILLSON and after 1838 Matthew is listed alone at the Great Queen Street address. It was commonly believed that Thomas Willson was soley a dealer in second-hand furniture who used his stamp as a means of identification (it has, for example, been found on pieces of late 18th century date or stamped by other firm's such as that of Gillows) The rare and seldom seen paper lable used by the firm states that he was a cabinet-maker as well as a broker. The lable is illustrated in C.Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1730-1840, Leeds, 1996. p.483, pl 989. A related mahogany writing table bearing the stamp of M.Wilson is illustrated in C.Gilbert, op. cit, p.488 pl.1003 perhaps suggesting that these may both be pieces made by the firm.





A superb William IV mahogany 3 drawer dressing or writing table bearing
the stamp of M WILSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON


£1435















A superb William IV mahogany 5 drawer dressing or writing table bearing
the stamp of M WILSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON.

Wilson made as well as retailed furniture made in the Gillows workshops.
Circa 1835
£ 1865












A very fine mahogany bidet stand in the manner of Gillows.

The fantastic quality timber with elegant turned & fluted legs are typical
Of Gillows furniture.
The removable lid covers the recess that would have housed a pottery dish.
This would make a perfect small coffee table.
Circa 1815
£345 














A very fine Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid sofa table



















A very fine Regency mahogany and ebony inlaid sofa table























A superb quality George III mahogany bowfront chest of drawers with brushing sllde.

This chest is constructed from the finest quality and figured mahogany.
The 3 graduated drawers are also lined in mahogany with wonderfully fine dovetails.
Circa 1790
£ 1850 SOLD

















A fantastic quality early Victorian rosewood 3 tier whatnot.

The shelves are supported with solid rosewood barley twist and carved brackets. The top has a finely solid rosewood fret cut 3/4 gallery.
The single frieze drawer rests on turned bulbous feet ending with brass castors.
Circa 1840
£985





















A superb quality large Regency mahogany breakfast or center table.


The wonderfully figured mahogany top decorated with broad rosewood cross banding. The moulded splayed legs with hipped knes ending in superb large gilt brass casters with very fine chasing. 58" by 461/2 inches
Circa 1820
£ 1740













A very fine George III rosewood and boxwood inlaid card table.

This really is a beautiful table. The table is veneered in wonderfully figured
rosewood and inlaid with fine boxwood stringing.
The table rests on finely turned supports and elegant splayed legs.

Circa 1800


£ 2645               SOLD













A very fine William IV mahogany chiffonier of fine proportions. Circa 1830
 
Constructed from the finest mahogany with wonderfully matching grained veneers.
The front supports are finely carved with acanthus leaves and ending in scrolls.
The gallery is mounted above the double supported superstructure which still has the original mirror plate and turned spindles typical of many items by Gillows.
The shelved interior is concealed  behind a pair of doors containing brass grilles and pleated silk panels.
The single frieze drawer still retains it's original blue lining paper.
 
36" wide 15" deep
 

£1850

 
 
 
 

 








A very fine George III mahogany secretaire bookcase. Circa 1800

This bookcase with unusual glazing configuration and original sliding shelves.
The secretaire with a well fitted interior and leather lined writing surface.
All the brass ware and even labelled keys are all original.
This nicely proportioned piece rests on elegant splayed feet.


£ 2845



















 
A good George III Mahogany drop leaf supper table. Circa 1760

This table has a fantastically figured top, the legs ending in nicely
carved pad feet.

£ 1135             SOLD




















A wonderful little George III rosewood and satinwood inlaid Pembroke table. Circa 1790
 
The table is very nice being veneered in lovely figured rosewood with a broad satinwood crossbanding on the top above a decorative inlaid base with satinwood inlay running along the length of the slender tapering legs which terminate in unusually high collared brass casters.
£1365
SOLD
 
 
 
 


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A rare mid 18th C Chippendale period drop leaf supper table. Circa 1755
 
Made from Cuban mahogany and mellowed to a fine colour.
The fitted drawer with adjustable mirror still retains the original plate.
The Axe head handles are typical of other similar tables made by Chippendale, See the Dumfries House Catalogues Volume 1.
The square chamfered legs are joined by flat and pierced cross stretchers.
( This feature was designed to place the tray below the table awaiting removal by the butler)
The table sits on the original brass and leather wheel castors
 
£ 1395
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 







A nice mid Victorian mahogany library or writing table Circa 1850

This fine quality table has 2 mahogany lined drawers with wooden knobs.
The well shaped end supports are joined by a finely turned cross stretcher.
The table rests on concealed stretchers.

£ 985












A good quality set of 4 mid Victorian mahogany dining chairs. Circa 1850

This very attractive set of chairs are made from fantastic quality mahogany
and with nicely carved backs and turned legs.

£ 895












 

 
 A beautiful George III mahogany and boxwood inlaid TOL tea table. 
Circa 1810

The finely turned and reeded legs are typical of similar tables
Made by Gillows.

£ 685 SOLD     














 

A very handsome pair of  hall chairs dating from the Regency period
Circa 1820.
The frames and solid seat are all made from finely figured and richly coloured mahogany.
The back of the chair is finely carved with scrolls and acanthus leaves.
Remnants of the original cabinet makers trade label still remain on the underside of one seat.
 
£ 485  SOLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 








A  very fine & beautiful William IV mahogany occasional table attributed to Gillows. circa 1835

This elegant table is decorated on both sides so could equally be used at the end of a sofa or against a wall
28" wide by 17" deep  28" high

£ 1265




 


 







A very fine and beautiful Goncalo Alves table attributed to Gillows.
Circa 1825
This table really is fantastic with its finely coloured & figured veneers.
The single mahogany lined drawer with a Bramah type lock has a convex beading around the inside as well as the bottom being secured with slotted screws.
The wonderful turned supports, stretcher, feet and carved bead mouldings are all made from solid Congalo alves,
Gillows sometime described ths wood as
albuera wood or zebrawood.
The underside of 1 of the platform supports is also signed in pencil probably by the journyman cabinet maker, ( this is often seen on other items stamped by Gillows).
Some other similar fine examples by Gillows furniture are illustrated in the set of Gillows books written by Susan E Stuart.
 
£ 1950
 
 
 










A good William IV mahogany twin pedestal sideboard

The sideboard is constructed from finely figured mahogany with well
carved decoration.
The left pedestal concealing 2 sliding trays.
72"wide 22"deep
Circa 1830

£1350












A superb early George III mahogany bureau cabinet attributed to Gillows Circa 1760

This is a very unusual item as the bottom 2 drawers are actually 1 deep drawer. Ive never seen this before on an 18th C piece
The bookcase still retains all its original sliding shelves and patterned lining paper on the back.
The bureau has a nicely fitted interior with a central mirrored door.
The brass swan neck handles and ogee bracket feet are all original.
The top long drawer has the ink inscription on the underside.

   PURCHASED AT THE OVERTON SALE CIRCA 1824

The Overton sale relates to a Lancaster mill which went out of business and all contents sold off in 1824 and then turned into a school.
As was common during the 2nd half of the 18th C most grand Lancaster houses were furnished by Gillow.

£ 3125













A very fine William IV Rosewood breakfast table Circa 1835









SOLD









A very fine & rare George II Chippendale silver table made from fine Cuban mahogany with a blind fret frieze and very finely cut open fret gallery and umbrella cross stretchers, the legs terminating with brass and leather wheel casters.
Circa 1755
£ 5950 SOLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



















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