673 Rosewood Work Table - English Circa 1830 - Gillows Lancaster

Superb Regency Rosewood English Work Table dating to Circa 1830. This piece is unsigned but clearly the work of Gillows of Lancaster and similar to designs in their sketch and estimate books for the 1820/1830. It is of rectangular outline with a hinged lid which is scalloped edged and opens to reveal a velvet upholstered interior above a panel frieze. The piece is raised on a carved baluster column which is ornately decorated and all supported on a quodroform platform base with scroll toes and original castors

Height 36.5" (93cm) Width 18" (45cm) Depth 14.5" (37cm) 



Founded in 1730 by Robert Gillow, the Gillows firm operated successfully as a family-owned business well into the 19th century. Gillows was especially noted for their quality of workmanship and innovative designs. No other firm in the country had managed to gain as far-reaching and prestigious a level of patronage as that of the Gillows firm, which was especially popular with the English nobility and with powerful religious figures throughout the country. Clients included the Earls of Wilton, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Surrey and the Archbishop of York. The powerful elegance and exquisite design of this table coupled with the exceptional rarity of its hardstone specimens is simply remarkable. This rosewood table is typical of Gillows