A superb quality George IV period rosewood Canterbury firmly attributed to Gillows. Of boat form, the central carrying handle above four divisions with flat shaped splats, a single mahogany lined drawer to the front retaining the original turned pulls, supported by four short fluted turned legs ending in brass caps and castors. The design appears in the Redmayne, Whiteside & Ferguson estimate sketch books of 1826.
Height 18 3/4 (47.5cm)
Depth 13″ (33cm)
Width 18 3/4″ (47.5cm)
See Plate 637 page 91, ‘Gillows of Lancaster & London 1730-1840’ Susan E. Stuart, for a near identical Canterbury in mahogany. The drawing for a ‘Music Canterbury on legs’ was drawn in the Lancaster Estimate Sketch Book in March 1826 for Ferguson & Co.