The quality of these brackets is outstanding. They retain much of the original water gilt surface. The lower pendent berry carved finials are of later date. A drawing by Gillows from about 1790 illustrates such a bracket.
Literature: Helena Hayward & Pat Kirkham, William and John Linnell, Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers, 1980, vol. 2, p. 146. Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, 1995, illus. 210.
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