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Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897

Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet by Gillows 1897 | Ref. no. 05713b | Regent Antiques
Ref: 05713b
Price: £650.00
This is an antique inlaid mahogany bedside cabinet by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1897.

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This is an antique inlaid mahogany bedside cabinet by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1897.

The Gillows stamp is on the door.


The solid mahogany has been beautifully crossbanded with satinwood.

The panelled door opens to reveal a central shelf. The cabinet stands on square tapering legs.

Add a touch of class to a special room in your home with this superb cabinet.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 66 x Width 41 x Depth 40

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Our reference: 05713b

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


Gillow & Co. - was originally founded in Lancaster in 1730. Gillow’s of Lancaster was a household name in Victorian Britain, and the firm exported furniture throughout the Empire. Key to the company’s success was the dynamic father and son team at its core.

The London branch was opened in 1775. Among Gillow’s most successful pieces during this period were those made in the Neoclassical style from original drawings by Robert Adam. In the period 1813-1820 the Gillow family gradually withdrew from personal involvement with the business.

In 1897 Gillow & Co. merged with a Liverpool firm and they henceforth traded as Waring & Gillow. 


Satinwood 
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. 

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. 

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 66 x Width 41 x Depth 40

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

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