A Late Regency/William IV Period goncalo alves fold over games table by Gillows of Lancaster. The rectangular top with rounded corners opening to reveal a baize lined playing interior. Raised on typical Gillows baluster turned columns with gadrooned carved detail and supported on beautifully carved feet with inset brass castor's, stamped Gillows to the interior, circa 1830-1840
Gillows of Lancaster is renowned in the world of fine furniture, with antique cabinets by this Lancashire firm held in the same esteem as those of Sheraton and Chippendale. Gillows was producing antique dining chairs and other fine furniture for over 200 years – the majority of it for the aristocracy and upper classes. Tatton Park, in Cheshire, is a masterpiece of Gillows antiques, with over 200 privately commissioned pieces in their original setting. The company was established by Robert Gillow (1704-1772). Born in Fylde, Lancashire, he travelled to Lancaster to train as a cabinetmaker, initially working as a ship’s carpenter. Lancaster was a major trading port at this time, and Robert was able to forge important links with the West Indies, importing high quality mahogany from Jamaica, Cuba and the Honduras after setting up his business.
Condition: This games table is in excellent original condition, cleaned and waxed. there is a slight gap when the table is closed
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