A good Regency Period mahogany antique library table. The rectangular top veneered in beautifully figured mahogany above a concealed central frieze drawer, with beautifully flame mahogany drawer fronts, mahogany drawer linings and stamped by the maker M. Willson, Gt Queen Street, London. With applied carved floral appliqués and scrolling supports, raised on turned and lappet carved columns with finely carved cabriole supports and recessed brass castors. This table is finished on both sides as you would expect from a table of this quality from this Period. Possibly made by Gillows of Lancaster. English circa 1830
Condition: This table is in excellent condition, cleaned and waxed
Thomas Willson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-29, and is probably the same Thomas Wilson recorded as an auctioneer at 28 Great Queen Street 1799-1825. From 1830-1837 the business was continued by his widow Mary and his son Matthew using the stamp 'M.Willson' and after 1838 Matthew is listed alone at the Great Queen Street address. It was commonly believed that Thomas Willson was solely a dealer in second-hand furniture who used his stamp as a means of identification (it has, for example, been found on pieces of late 18th century date or stamped by other firm's such as that of Gillows).