George IV rosewood drawing room cabinet c 1820

George IV rosewood drawing room cabinet c 1820

REGENCY! Day 20 of 21

A Gillows rosewood drawing room cabinet c 1820, with original crimson  silk back & keys. Miles Davis Kielar has researched this item in the Gillows archive and suggests it was made in Lancaster rather than London.

In Tasmania since the 19th century, sourced in Launceston.


Gillows of London & Lancaster operated from 1730 to 1962, producing some of the most important & original designs, as well as international commissions as far afield as Tasmania. John Hawkins has  identifield furniture supplied to Woolmers , Tasmania in 1839. As well as keeping wonderful records, they essentially controlled the exotic timber trade to the UK from 1750 – 1850.

REGENCY! 21 examples of Regency furniture & decorative arts, (mixed with a little architecture!), to please, tease & titillate, revealed over 21 days.
2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the 200th of the Prince Regent becoming King.
Regency design was produced in times of war, for pleasure.
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