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A fine pair of George III mahogany wine cisterns attributed to Gillows

£ 68,000.00


c. 1800




Height 170.00 cm. Width 44.00 cm. Depth 43.00 cm.

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A fine pair of George III mahogany wine cisterns attributed to Gillows, each cistern is in the form of a fluted vase on a rectangular pedestal. The lead-lined vases have brass handles, removable lids with pineapple finials and taps. The cross-banded pedestals have cupboard doors enclosing slatted shelves for warming plates in one and a lead-lined slops drawers, a tambour fronted shelf and a cellaret in the other.

Provenance: Damick House, Scotland

Susan Stuart, ‘Gillow of Lancaster and London’, 2008 vol 1 p308-315 illustrates many pedestal urns including the drawings for Workington Hall, Cumbria, dated 1788. PLates 342 and 343 show pedestals with a similar arrangement of shelves and drawers. Thomas Sheraton explained the functions of dining room pedestals in his ‘Drawing Book’ of 1793: ‘IN spacious dining rooms the sideboards are often made without drawers of any sort, having simply a rail, a little ornament and a pedestal with vases at each end which produces a grand effect. One pedestal is used as a plate warmer and is lined with tin, the other as a pot cupboard, and sometimes it contains a cellaret for wine. They are sometimes made of copper jappanned, but generally of mahogany.’

Read our Gillows Blog here – The Furniture of Gillows and their design records 

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