17 April 2021




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Stunning Quality Gillows Antique Mid Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table

42" wide x 22.5" deep x 30" high (knee hole 25" high)

A Stunning Quality Gillows antique Satin Birch writing table. This superb quality mid Victorian satin birch writing table by Gillows Of Lancaster having a rectangular top with an inset black gilt and blind tooled leather writing surface and with an unusual "concealed" pen tray and ink well. This unusual design was first used by Gillows circa 1810-1820 in their "Chamber" table. Having purple heart moulding to the edge which is repeated in cross banding to the twin frieze ash lined drawers, which retain their beautiful original carved drawer pulls. One drawer bears the Gillows stamp, the other the pattern number. The drawers also retain the original locks with working key. The whole raised on turned and reeded cylindrical satin birch supports terminating in brass cup castor's which are stamped Lange bear & Co circa 1780

Condition: This writing table is stunning quality throughout as you would expect from Gillows & Co, fully restored, re polished, cleaned and waxed

Gillows of Lancaster  is renowned in the world of fine furniture, with antique furniture by this Lancashire firm held in the same esteem as those of Sheraton and Chippendale. Gillows was producing fine antique  furniture for over 200 years


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