009 Satinwood Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase Chest Drawers Gillows Lancaster Georgian

Very fine example of a George III Sheraton Period West Indian Satinwood Secretaire Bookcase of museum quality, firmly attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, England. Last quarter of the Eighteenth Century. 

The secretaire drawer front folds and opens to reveal an arrangement of central pigeon holes flanked by sets of four drawers with later green baise writing surface, above three graduated drawers, complete with original ornate polished pull handles, supported on four splayed legs. 

The upper section fitted with a pair of glazed doors with stylish geometric glazing bars and surmounted by an inlaid Gothic style dental separate pediment 

Condition: Excellent for such an early piece. Minor restorations, waxing. Writing surface has been replaced, nicely done. 

Height: (entire) 82” (205.5cm). Width: 37" (94cm). Depth: (upper) 12.5” (32cm). Depth: (lower) 20.5” (52cm). 

Price on Application 

Provenance: Aristocratic Private collection Northern Ireland. 

The Gillow family of Cabinet Makers and Upholsters came to prominence with Richard Gillow (1733 – 1811), the son of Robert Gillow, founder of the firm. Gillow’s reputation as one of the leading British cabinet making firms of the 18th and 19th centuries was established by contributions from some ten members of the family over three generations.