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Lot 191 - A George III blond mahogany and gilt brass Carlton House Desk, attributed to Gillows [...]
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A George III blond mahogany and gilt brass mounted Carlton House Desk, attributed to Gillows of Lanecaster, D-shaped back surmounted by shallow drawers set below a pierced brass gallery, the green leather surface with a reading mechanism above and three drawer frieze, ring turned legs ending in brass caps. England, c. 1790. H. 80 cm. W. 150 cm. D. 81 cm.
The U-shaped Carlton House desk is supposed to have been designed in the 18th century for the Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, by George Hepplewhite. It is named after Carlton House, which was at the time the Prince of Wales London residence.
The family owned English furniture making firm 'Gillows of Lancaster and London' was founded in 1730 by Robert Gillow (1704?1772) he expanded his furniture making activities to include the direct import of quality West Indian timbers especially the finest mahogany. Known designers of its time used Gillows to manufacture their furniture of high quality and is to be found in Royal collections and museums throughout the world.
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