A superb quality George III Period Mahogany, Satinwood, Tulipwood and Kingwood Library Breakfront Bookcase attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, the inlaid, cavetto cornice above four inlaid 6-pane rectangular glazed doors with adjustable shelves behind, the lower section with inlaid pull out book slides at the waist above four doors inlaid with flame figured mahogany oval reserves enclosed by Satinwood spandrels and Kingwood and Satinwood crossbanding, the whole 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.
H: 102.3″ / 260cm x W: 109.6″ / 278.5cm x D: 21.6″ / 55cm extending to 33″ / 84cm with brushing slide open.
Lit: Susan Stuart “Gillows of London and Lancaster 1740 – 1840”.