Late 18th Century Serpentine Chest of Drawers

REF: 1748

Late 18th Century Serpentine Chest of Drawers

REF: 1748

A late 18th century serpentine mahogany chest of drawers almost certainly by Gillows of Lancaster, the two part original gilt bronze handles are typical Gillows design.

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  • Height 93.98 cm / 37 14"
  • Width 109.22 cm / 43 14"
  • Depth 55.88 cm / 22 14"
  • Period 1750-1799
  • Year c. 1790
  • Country England
  • Provenance For over a century, the firm was known for its luxury furniture and furnishings. During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903.