The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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323

A George IV mahogany two tier whatnot, circa 1825, attributed to Gillows

Unsold

Est: £700–1000

A George IV mahogany two tier whatnot, circa 1825, attributed to Gillows, the circular top with reeded edge and brass gallery incorporating quatrefoil motifs, the turned and reeded baluster stem above a further tier with shallow brass gallery, above hipped and reeded downswept legs terminating in brass caps and casters, 78cm high, 64cm diameter overall

Marks, scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition
The upper most teir revolves on the action/ simple mechanism it is fixed by
The lower teir revolves and there is movement/ wobble in position
Brass gallery slightly misshapen throughout
Sopme additional old stains and ring marks to the top
One leg previously broken and re-glued and with screwed metal brace to underside to secure
Towards the top of the central fluted stem section there is a small 'cut out' section (see image) some old damage and repairs to some upper most turned elements
It is possible that the dumb waiter was reduced from a three tier example, however, this example relates closely to a known two tier example by Gillows of which examples have been found
This form of dumb waiter was illustrated in Gillows' estimate sketch book dated 14th February 1803 for Le Gendre Pierce Stark esq.

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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