English Antique Gillows Style Writing Table
Mahogany writing table in the style of Gillows by George Oakley, London. It has two cock beaded frieze drawers with turned wooden knobs, a shaped gallery on three sides, elegant turned and reeded legs ending in brass casters.
George Oakley was an upholsterer and cabinetmaker at 22 St. Paul’s Churchyard, London and worked from 1786 through the 1820’s. His name first appears in London Directories in 1790. In 1796 the firm’s name is Oakley and Kettle. In 1800 the firm becomes Oakley, Shackleton and Evans. He was a subscriber to Sheraton’s “Dictionary” (1803). It was said that “all people with taste buy their their furniture at Oakleys, the most tasteful of London cabinet-makers.” In 1810 George Oakley supplied a quantity of very elegant furniture to Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire.
For reference see “The Dictionary of English Furniture” by Percy MacQuoid and Ralph Edwards, Antique Collectors’ Club, Vol 3, page 11.
- English Circa 1845
- Height: 30.5" | Width: 41.5 | Depth: 21.5" | Actual Table Height: 29" | Knee Height: 24"
- Item #6907
- Price: $9,400