George III Mahogany and Inlaid Breakfront Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster
A superb George III Period Mahogany, Satinwood, Tulipwood and Kingwood Library Breakfront Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
H: 102.3″ / 260cm x W: 109.6″ / 278.5cm x D: 21.6″ / 55cm
A superb quality George III Period Mahogany, Satinwood, Tulipwood and Kingwood Library Breakfront Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster of elegant slim proportions overall. The inlaid cavetto cornice sits above four inlaid 6-pane rectangular glazed doors. The bookcase retains the original hand blown glass panes throughout. The interior of the upper section is fitted with adjustable shelves. At the waist above the lower section are three useful inlaid pullout book slides (or brushing slides). There are four doors to the lower section all inlaid with flame figured Mahogany oval reserves enclosed by Satinwood spandrels and Kingwood and Satinwood crossbanding. There are three fully adjustable shelves to the interior of the lower section; one to either end section and one central double width shelf. Each door to both the upper and lower sections has its own solid brass lock and working key, together with solid brass handles and original brass hinges. The whole bookcase is raised on a moulded plinth base and with ebony and boxwood stringing throughout. Every part of this wonderful example is constructed and finished to the highest of standards. There are refinements in the details that make this one of the finest pieces we have had the honour to handle in over 60 years. For ease of transportation, this bookcase was made in 11 sections. The superb choice of timbers, design and construction are all typical of the work of Gillows of Lancaster.
Lit: Susan Stuart “Gillows of London and Lancaster 1740 – 1840”.
H: 102.3″ / 260cm x W: 109.6″ / 278.5cm x D: 21.6″ / 55cm extending to 33″ / 84cm with brushing slide open.
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