548 Sold Fine West Indian Satinwood Tambour Satinwood Cylindrical Bureau attrib. Gillows 18thCt

Outstanding Richly Figured West Indian Satinwood Cylinder Bureau of Exhibition Quality, firmly attributed to Furniture Makers Gillows of Lancaster.


Last quarter of the Eighteenth Century. 


The tambour shutter enclosing a fitted interior with various pigeon holes and four small drawers and four dummy drawers all with Ivory pulls above a pull-out writing surface with central rising book-rest. Below are two drawers fitted with original brass handles. Standing on square tapering legs with original brass cap castors and inlaid throughout with rosewood cross-banding and box wood stringing. This desk is constructed in the finest West Indian Satinwood and remains in remarkable condition.  

*The Gillows attribution is substantiated by the high quality and style of craftsmanship, the choice of premium materials and its close resemblance to known Gillows patterns 

Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, retaining a very good original colour and surface throughout. Professionally restored with original leather and brass handles.  

Height: (at center back) 39.5” (100cm). Width: 36.5” (93cm). Depth: 24.5” (61cm). 

Item Sold