A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD
A fine late 18th century Hepplewhite period carved mahogany sideboard in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster and London, having a serpentine shaped top veneered with fine figured mahogany above one long bow fronted centre drawer flanked by two deep drawers with later octagonal brass handles, one formerly fitted as a cellaret, having a shaped apron centred by finely carved acanthus leaf; on turned tapering fluted legs terminating in bulbous toes.
Note: A closely related sideboard, probably from the same workshop but with a marquetry fan medallion to the apron, is illustrated in F. Lewis Hinckley, ‘Hepplewhite, Sheraton & Regency Furniture’.
English, circa 1780
Height: 35 in; 89 cm
Width: 55 in; 140 cm
Depth: 26 in; 66 cm
G. Hepplewhite, ‘The Cabinetmaker and Upholsterers Guide’, 3rd edition, 1794, pl. 29.
F. Lewis Hinckley, ‘Hepplewhite Sheraton and Regency Furniture’, 1987, p. 126, illus. 240.
Elizabeth White, ‘Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design: The Printed Sources’, 1990, pp. 283-4, pls.30-34.
Lindsay Boynton, ‘Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800’, 1995, pl. 93; a drawing for a very similar sideboard.
Susan E. Stuart, ‘Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840’, 2008, Vol. I, p. 318, pls. 360-61.