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Mid-19th Century Cabriole Leg Walnut Bonheur De Jour Attributable to Gillows

Mid-19th Century Cabriole Leg Walnut Bonheur De Jour Attributable to Gillows
Description:

A mid-19th century ormolu brass-mounted Cabriole leg walnut and kingwood Bonheur de Jour Attributable to the English cabinet- maker Gillows of Lancaster and London. This desk in the French taste comprising a removable superstructure housing seven drawers including central secret one. All brass-mounted and finished with a retaining gallery .The writing surface features a Goncalo Alves cross- grain edge moulding and broad Kingwood banding. A central pullout / pull-out writing slide further extends the working area. The desk features an ingenious central locking mechanism operated from the central drawer.
The ormolu-mounted Cabriole leg base housing five drawers. Richly figured and burr veneers are used throughout . All in truly superb original condition.

Artists/Makers/Factories:

Gillows of Lancaster & London

Origin:

England

Dated:

1850

Material:

Walnut

Dimensions:

46.00 inch wide   41.00 inch high   26.00 inch deep
(116.84 cm wide  104.14 cm high  66.04 cm deep)

Condition:

Good

Price:

£7,500.00

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