A fine Edwardian kidney shaped Desk attributed to Gillows
A fine quality kidney shaped desk in mahogany, complete with tulipwood, satinwood and boxwood stringing. Dating to the Edwardian period and attributed Gillows of Lancaster and London.
Gillows of Lancaster and London, also known as Gillow & Co., was an English furniture making firm based in Lancaster, Lancashire, and in London. It was founded around 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 Gillow name. Gillows furniture 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.
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Dimentions 123cm Long x 54cm Deep x 77cm High
Stock number 3359