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A fine early 19th century Regency period six-drawer mahogany writing table having reeded edged gilt-tooled leather top with two inset reading stands above cockbeaded drawers flanked by "match-strike" reeded panels, supported on baluster turned reeded tapering legs ending on original brass castors. 


This fine writing table dates from the first quarter of the 19th century and typically epitomises Regency taste.  Made in the style of the popular firm of Gillows of Lancaster and London, this understated piece is made from figured Cuban mahogany and very rich in colour.


The table has six oak lined drawers, with cock-beading.  The rectangular tooled leather-lined top has two inset reading stands.  The drawers are flanked by unusual ‘match strike’ reeded panels.  The table is supported on turned reeded baluster legs, ending in original brass castors.


Gillows of Lancaster were established in 1740 and were also known as Gillows of Lancaster and London.  They were a well-established firm of cabinet makers in Britain during the 18th century, furnishing the homes of the Royal Family, Aristocracy, and the rising middle classes, during the progressive Industrial Revolution.


During the long reign of Queen Victoria, the company teamed up with Waring and became known as Waring and Gillow.  Both were making and exhibiting furniture at their large premises in New Oxford Street and the original building still exists today.  The company was making fine furniture in the traditional style as well as in contemporary taste.



Regency Period Gillows Mahogany Writing Table

SKU: 4927
  • Circa: 1820

    Material: Mahogany

    Country of Origin: England

  • Height: 31¼'' (79 CM)

    Width: 48¼'' (122 CM)

    Depth: 36¼'' (91.5 CM)

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