The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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Lot no.

301

Ω A Regency rosewood and satinwood banded library table, circa 1815

Sold for £1800

Est: £2000–3000

Ω A Regency rosewood and satinwood banded library table, circa 1815, attributed to Gillows, the rectangular top with a shallow frieze and inverted corners, above twin trestle uprights decorated with crossbanding and on downswept sabre legs terminating in lappet cast gilt metal caps and casters, 75cm high, 110cm wide, 60cm deep
Provenance: Rockbeare Manor, Exeter, Devon
This table can be attributed to Gillows of London and Lancaster who made particular use of the downswept end-supports on many of their tables. A related calamander-banded writing-table by Gillows, has similar ends filled with spindles and relates to a sketch dated 1818 in their Estimate Sketch Books, number 2079 (G. Wills, Craftsmen and Cabinet-Makers of Classic English Furniture, Edinburgh, 1974, pp. 117-118, figs. 108-109). A closely related calamander sofa table attributed to Gillows, from Castle Hyde, Fermoy, Co. Cork, was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 8 July 1993, lot 99. The distinctive oak leaf cast castors are a design know to have been used by Gillows.

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Cleaned and repolished overall,
Some minor chips, losses and replacements to veneers around the sides of the top,
Some cracking to one side of the top,
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

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Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
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Day of sale from 8.30am

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