A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING ROOM URNS AND PEDESTALS IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS
each urn of campana shape, with lobed, fluted and ribbed decoration, the lid with a fir cone finial revealing a later lined interior, with gilt brass handles and gilded taps, the pedestals with crossbanded tops, the fronts with stained sycamore banding and inlaid with boxwood stringing, one with a hinged door with false drawer fronts revealing a vacant interior, the other with a top drawer to hold water to wash glasses, above a cupboard originally with a chamber pot and a base drawer for wine bottles, now lacking original linings (2)
182cm high, 50cm wide, 48cm deep
With Denys Wrey Ltd., 45 Sloane Street, London, S.W.1 and sold to G. E. J. Deering Esq. of Ormskirk, Lancashire on the 15th January 1969 for £1,400.
Susan E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 17301840, vol.1, p.315, pl.356, for a similar pair of dining room pedestals and vases with cone finials, attributed to Gillows made for John Bell of Thirsk Hall, North Yorkshire.