Antique Regency Gillows Dining Table 8 Regency Chairs
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A very rare opportunity to own an antique English Regency dining table in the manner of Gillows, circa 1820 in date, with eight antique Regency dining chairs, also circa 1820 in date.
This amazing table has two original leaves, can sit eight people in comfort and has been hand-crafted from solid flame mahogany which has a beautiful grain. The two leaves can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
The table has four beautiful reeded tapering legs which have been masterfully hand carved and terminate in brass castors.
The set of eight antique Regency chairs compliment the table perfectly and comprises six side chairs and a pair of armchairs. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful mahogany.
They have carved back rails, drop-in seats with elegant hand dyed tan leather upholstery and stand on stylish turned and reeded legs.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous set, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 229 x Depth 115 - when fully extended
Height 79 x Width 130 x Depth 115 - when closed
Height 87 x Width 47 x Depth 55 - chairs
Height 87 x Width 55 x Depth 53 - armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 7 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - when fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - when closed
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - chairs
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - armchairs
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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.
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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.
Our reference: 07223a