George IV Mahogany Library Table
Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1829
The blue leather lined rectangular top with outset canted corners, above a frieze with elongated paneled quatrefoils and a drawer opening to a leather lined writing surface rising on a ratchet and with a fitted interior, over cupboard doors enclosing shelves and eight small drawers fitted with locks, the corners carved with clustered columns with foliate capitals, the sides with arched Gothic tracery, drawer stamped Gillows, Lancaster, the lock stamped J Bramah, 14 Piccadilly. Height 30 inches (76.2 cm), width 65 inches (1.65 m), depth 40 3/4 inches (1.03 m).
Beriah Botfield (1807-1863), Norton Hall, Northamptonshire
Thence by descent to Viscount Weymouth
Sold, Pierce Thorpe and Marriott, Northampton, December 1944, lot 357
Pariridge Fine Art Ltd., London
Acquired from the above, 1998
Partridge Fine Art Ltd., London, Handbook, 1998, No. 28, p. 68, illustrated, p. 69, 'A Mahogany Library Table by Gillows of Lancaster 1829' and Deborah Lambert, ibid., 'A Library Table for a Bibliophile', pp. 70-75
C The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection
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