fine early c19th regency period ormolumounted rosewood sofa table in 'as found' 'countryhouse' condition attributed to gillows

Fine early C19th Regency period ormolu-mounted rosewood sofa table in 'as found' , 'country-house' condition , attributed to Gillows.



Item Ref

ML 1610


Fine early C19th Regency period ormolu-mounted rosewood sofa table in 'as found' , 'country-house' condition , attributed to Gillows.
Twin-flap rosewood and simulated rosewood , sofa table supported on classical lyre-end supports . The inverted shaped stretcher with 'faux" rosewood painted grain simulation . Fitted with 2 cedar-lined drawers to both sides , the edges mounted with fine ormolu applied mount decoration (minor sectional losses). Each of the 4 drawers fitted with 2 original gilded brass circular knobs , brass locks and key escutcheons (no key present).
The impressive Grecian-inspired dramatically shaped and moulded lyre ends with gilded brass rod 'strings' . On the lateral support to each end beneath the lyre, is a finely-cast double anthemion ended ormolu mount . The design taking its inspiration from antiquity and ancient classical Empires, as popularised in this period by the fashionable exponents of re-visited classicism such as Thomas Hope ,Charles Heathcote Tatham and George Smith.
Carved leaf detail to the hip or knee of the sabre-type legs , channelled carving to the legs which terminate in conforming channelled flush-fitting brass box socket castors .
Superb quality and design throughout , the moulded-edge top of well-chosen highly-figured timber. Attributed by design and quality to Gillows of Lancaster & London . Similar lyre-ended rosewood tables are illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan E .Stuart.
In need of some minor attention and restoration , having come straight from an English country-house source .
All original throughout , retaining its original polish and 'skin' .
A rare and exceptional table of superior quality and arresting design.
H 29.5"
W 35.5" (59" flaps up)
D 30"
England c.1820
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Internal Ref: ML 1610


Height = 75 cm (30")
Width = 90 cm (36")
Depth = 79 cm (31")

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