19th Century Gillows Pedestal Desk

REF: 332

19th Century Gillows Pedestal Desk

REF: 332

Gillows of Lancaster A fine mahogany pedestal desk in the French taste with gilt bronze gallery and indented ferrules the reverse incorporating a pair of cupboards. The whole of quite extraordinary fine cabinet work typical of the very best of these eminent cabinetmakers. The locks signed Gillows.

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  • Height 81.28 cm / 32 332"
  • Width 144.78 cm / 57 332"
  • Depth 81.28 cm / 32 332"
  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1870
  • 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.