A Regency Kingwood Parquetry-Inlaid Games Table, Attributed To Gillows

CIRCA 1820

Height: 30" Width: 33" Depth: 17"

Inventory Number 8506-538




The rectangular top with sliding panel reversing to a chessboard and opening to a leather-lined backgammon well with ebony and fruitwood edges; flanked by rounded ends with pierced gallery; the spindle trestle base joined by stretchers and ending in downswept feet with castors. Formerly with work basket.


The "spindle-end" table is a hallmark of Gillows' table design of the early 19th century.

G. Wills, Craftsman and Cabinet-Makers of Classic English Furniture, London, 1974, p. 123.

S. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, Suffolk, 2008, p. 301, pl. 329.

See also a rosewood table with similar ends bearing stamp of James Winter (retailer): C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 497, fig. 1022.

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