A stunning quality Gillows burr walnut centre table. The oval top veneered in beautiful figured burr walnut with a Kingwood cross banded edge and goncalo alves moulding. The frieze again veneered in figured walnut and cross banded in Kingwood. The top is raised on a baluster turned and carved stem terminating in leaf carved solid walnut cabriole legs with inset brass castor's. The table block is stamped Gillow & Co 344. This is a stunning example of Gillows craftsmanship. The choice of veneers and timber used is superb circa 1870
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 centre table is in beautifully restored condition
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