Rosewood George IV Circular Tilt-top Breakfast table by Gillows
A George IV rosewood circular breakfast table, by "Gillows Of Lancaster," circa 1830. Of good colour and substantial proportions. The tilt-top having a wonderously figured book-matched rosewood grain, with gadrooned edge. Carved pedestal with tri-form base on large carved scrolled supports and paw feet. Original brass catch and holding screws. Stamped 'Gillows' to reverse side.
Very good condition throughout, with the usual quality expected from this highly desirable make. This is quite a substantial sized breakfast/dining table and could easily seat 6. Please click on the thumbnails for more images.
Size 52" diameter.
A bit about Gillows.
Gillows of Lancaster, also known as Gillow & Co, was an English furniture making firm based in Lancaster, Lancashire, and in London. It was founded in Lancaster in about 1730 by Robert Gillow (1704 - 1772).
Gillows was owned by the family until 1814 when it was taken over by Redmayne, Whiteside, and Ferguson, they continued to use the Gillows name. Gillows funiture was a byword for quality, and other designers used Gillows to manufacture their furniture. Gillows furniture is referred to by Jane Austen, Thackeray and the first Lord Lytton, and in one of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas. In 1903 Gillows merged with Warings of Liverpool to become Waring & Gillows and though the furniture remained high quality it was not prestigious.
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