Fine, Regency, mahogany desk by ‘Gillows’ of Lancaster
Fine, Regency, mahogany kneehole desk by the well renowned cabinets makers ‘Gillows’ of Lancaster. The top with a new, full hide, leather above three top drawers of a good, hand-cut, dovetailed construction with mahogany linings, turned knob handles and working locks. Below are two lockable panelled doors enclosing three further drawers on one side and an adjustable shelf on the other. With makers stamp ‘Gillows Lancaster’ and signed by the maker ‘J. Lawson’. Circa 1830
Size 47 x 24 x 30 inches tall
Price £2750 (currently reserved)
Stock no. 4474
John Lawson from Lancaster (1789-1840) was named in the ‘Gillows’ records in 1789, 1814, 1819-20, 1830, 1833 and 1840. With his brother Robert he worked on the important ‘Gillows’ commission at Glasserton House in Scotland, totalling £4,564. Amongst the drawing furniture were twelve ‘handsome rosewood chairs with cane seats’. See S.Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, page 222. John Lawson was credited in the Sketch Books for making and reeding the legs and was named with twenty four other workmen in the ‘Gillows’ payroll in May 1835.