H 91 inches W 60inches D 80inches
A fine George III Chinoiserie four-poster bed firmly attributed to Gillows, the faux rosewood front posts turned and reeded above urn supports and square section legs, the cornice parcel-gilded and applied with imitation lacquer plaques depicting Oriental landscapes including a bridge, a cottage and classical urns. English, c1800.
Footnote: Susan E Stuart, in her comprehensive study, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 2008 Vol I, illustrates a bed with similar posts, stamped GILLOWS LANCASTER, and a painted cornice which she describes as ‘japanned’ on pp.345, pl 403.
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