Georgian 'Gillows of Lancaster' Mahogany Secretaire Press
By Hunwick Interiors From United Kingdom
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A superb and rare Georgian mahogany secretaire press of outstanding quality manufactured by 'Gillows of Lancaster'.
The upper section is enclosed by two paneled doors, opening to reveal three original oak lined sliding trays. Below this section is the secretaire, revealing a wonderfully designed fitted interior consisting of a varied selection of oak lined drawers fitted with axe head brass handles, above and below three shaped pigeon holes, on either side of a central locking door, flanked by two double reeded column secret compartments. The writing surface is a refurbished tan hide, and gold tooled section.
The lower section consist of two short and two long cock beaded, oak lined drawers, fitted with original shaped and patterned brass handles on oval back plates. The complete press is supported on shaped bracket feet. The 'Gillows of Lancaster' stamp is boldly impressed on the righ hand short drawer. A set of keys completes this remarkable item of Georgian furniture.
Width 127cm - Height 206cm - Depth 62cm
Hunwick Interiors sources fine antique and reproduction furniture which is made available for sale through our Colchester based showrooms as well as through our website hunwickinteriors.com. There is a wide selection of art, paintings and smaller collectibles also available to view.
Antique furniture restoration work undertaken including reupholstery.
Valuation services available upon request - just email us a picture of your furniture and we will provide you with a well informed valuation at current market prices.
We are a local, independent and family run business with a long family history spanning four generations of furniture and home accessory retail dating back nearly 100 years. Father and son team Steve and Ken have over 50 years of combined experience in all aspects of the furniture industry; from the manufacture and design of new furniture right through to sourcing and retail of antique and second hand items.
The Hunwick name has been well known in Colchester for outstanding customer service, a unique and often unusual product selection and superb value for money for nearly a century and this is a tradition which is still being kept alive today. Hunwick Interiors has been named after Ken's Great grandfather, Alfred, who arrived in Colchester from Kelvedon around 1920 and set up the first furniture, home accessory and 'lino' showrooms in Eld Lane, Colchester. Over the years since there have been many changes in both Colchester as a town and in a wider sense the furnishing industry as a whole, but in many ways the core features of what we are striving to achieve today are the same values pursued by Alfred Hunwick all those years ago.