Learn about Gillow Furniture

Gillow & Company were an English furniture company, founded by Robert Gillow (1704-72) in Lancaster about 1727. Robert's younger son, also named Robert, (1745-1795) established a branch of the business in Oxford Street, London around 1769. In 1813 the firm was taken over by a partnership of Redmayne, Whiteside and Ferguson but continued to trade under the Gillow name.

During the nineteenth century, Gillows became the leading manufacturers of furniture for the rising middle and upper class market due to the quality of the materials used and craftsmanship in manufacture. For major clients it was supplying complete interior decorating schemes including metalwork, stained glass, wallpapers and the whole range of upholstery and soft furnishings as well as furniture

The company encountered financial difficulties towards the end of the 19th century and this led to a loose association with Waring of Liverpool from 1897. In 1903, Waring took over Gillows, and Waring & Gillow was established, marking the end of the Gillow name as a benchmark for quality.

Trading as Waring and Gillow the firm survived the depression and in 1962 it was taken over by Great Universal Stores. more...
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Set of four Gillows Aesthetic period library chairs (stamped to legs)

Fine & rare antique English inlaid mahogany sideboard, circa 1820's stamped T Wilson 68 great Queen Street London. Note - Thomas Wilson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-29, and is probably the same Thoma

A Regency mahogany bergere with fine carving and superb upholstery. This chair is in the manner of Gillows

A Victoria burr walnut folio cabinet by Gillows the folio holder with double easel action and sliding mechanism above a pair of plain glazed doors enclosing shelves, raised on a plinth base stamped to the top of the right hand door: Gillow. Width 135 cm, d

George III low bookcase, possibly by Gillows ex Bonham's London

Fine & rare antique English inlaid mahogany sideboard, circa 1820's stamped T. Wilson 68 Great Queen Street, London. Approx 140 cm high, 188 cm wide, 78 cm deep. Note: Thomas Wilson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street b

A Regency satin wood and calamander sofa table, attributed to Gillows, English circa 1815, 71.5 high, 71 cm wide closed, 66 cm deep. Provenance: Christie's New York, important English furniture, 9 April 2003 lot 54. The supports and timbers used in this so

A fine William IV rosewood library table - partners desk, attributed to Gillows the rounded rectangular top with beaded edge, two drawers and two frieze drawers on turned standard end supports with castors 112 cm width, 63 cm depth, 74 cm high

A William IV carved mahogany shell backed hall chair in the manner of Gillows, the scallop-shelled and scrolling back with brass top handle, flared panelled solid seat, lobed and turned front legs

A George IV mahogany extension dining table with three graduated leaves, in the manner of Gillows, circa 1830 the rectangular top with rounded corners and thumb nail edge above a plain frieze, raised on eight turned and reeded legs terminating in brass cas

Good antique sideboard by Gillows, makers mark to interior of one drawer. Mirrored back, with shelf, three drawers over four cupboards, two with glazed doors. Coramandel decoration

A fine quality late George III mahogany night table, English, circa 1800 attributed to Gillows of Lancaster 74.3 cm high, 63.5 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A George IV mahogany chest, maker Henry Walker of Lancaster having two short and three long drawers on square bracket feet, and stamped Hy. Walker, Lancaster an associate of Gillows of Lancaster.94 cm high, 121 cm wide 53 cm deep. 366a a pair of French mar

A late 19th century Sheraton Revival satinwood circular centre table, with inset brown leather top, supported on four columns, with out-swept feet. Maker Gillows. Registration number 12456. 74 cm high. Diameter 105 cm.

A pair of early Victorian mahogany hall chairs, each with bobbin turned upright splats and wooden seat, stamped Gillows Lancaster.

A Victorian ebonised and amboyna pier cabinet by Gillow & Co stamped manufacturer's mark to the drawer, serial number 8998, the rectangular top with a frieze drawer, above an open central section with a mirror back and a single cupboard door, the whole wit

A Regency mahogany side table in the manner of Gillows, the rectangular top with reeded edge and enclosed inkwell (lacking liners) above a long drawer and raised on reeded tapering legs, 67 cm wide, 48 cm deep, 67 cm high (26 wide, 18.5 deep, 26 high)

A William IV mahogany armchair by Gillows of Lancaster, the curved leather button back above over scrolled arms with acanthus leaf decoration, above a padded seat, plain carved front rail and raised on turned and reeded tapering legs terminating in brass c

Gillows of Lancaster an English asesthetic movement library table, the drawer linings of Honduras mahogany label to drawer interior and Gillows & Co. Width 92 cm. Height 74 cm. Depth 55 cm

A George IV rosewood and specimen topped library table in the manner of Gillows, circa 1830, the rectangular top with a central inset specimen marble panel above a frieze with a single drawer and gadrooned border, on baluster trestle-end supports and scrol

A rare pair of mahogany bedside cabinets, by Gillows, each with gallery top over moulded panel door and resting on a moulded plinth. Height 81 cm. Width 41 cm. Depth 37 cm

A William IV mahogany extending dining table by Gillows, with four additional leaves, the rounded rectangular top with reeded edge above turned and reeded legs on lobed feet, stamped to rail: Gillows Lancaster. Width 408 cm. Depth 173 cm. Height 73 cm

A Regency mahogany dressing table in the manner of Gillows, with an arrangement of five drawers, on outset reeded tapered legs, 113 cm wide, 56 cm deep, 84 cm high

A fine late Regency rosewood gentleman's library cabinet in the manner of Gillows the ogee moulded cornice above four rectangular glazed doors flanked by moulded stiles above a fitted stationery drawer and a pull-out adjustable Moroccan leather writing sli

A fine George III satinwood and purpleheart banded secretaire bookcase in the manner of Gillows the upper section with arched cornice surmounted by five urn finials on pedestals with inlaid flutes, the arched and rectilinear astragal glazed doors enclosing

A fine Regency rosewood library table in the manner of Gillows, the crossbanded top with tan leather inset writing surface above two drawers outlined by bead mouldings and flanked by carved patera, on panelled waisted end supports and bead plinths with cas

A Regency rosewood writing table in the manner of Gillows, the inset tooled leather writing surface flanked by brass balustrade galleries to the sides, on turned spindle end supports and downswept legs, brass cap and casters. Width 108 cm. Depth 59 cm. Hei

A George IV mahogany breakfront cabinet by Gillows, with a pair of central moulded panel doors enclosing four sliding trays flanked by four short drawers to each side and reeded tapering columns on lobed melon feet, signed in pencil to the underside of the

A William IV mahogany three tier whatnot in the manner of Gillows, on turned supports surmounted with lobbed finials, the base fitted with a drawer stamped 7120. Width 57 cm. Depth 44 cm. Height 125 cm

A George IV mahogany serving table, almost certainly by Gillows, the galleried back above a lobed edge and panelled frieze flanked by carved foliate pater', on turned and linenfold carved legs headed by acanthus collars. Width 212 cm. Depth 83 cm. Height 1

A fine mid Victorian light oak and ebonised folio cabinet made by Gillows, the folio holder with double easel action above a pair of plain glazed doors enclosing shelves and flanked by fluted columns with overlapping leaf carved capitals, the sides with tw

A fine quality George IV mahogany kneehole desk English, 83 x 100 x 58 cm in the manner of Gillows

Important suite of five late 19th century English Chinese Chippendale chairs by Gillows, the carved back with pierced back splat and blind frieze carvings to the legs with stretchers, stamped 'Gillows' to the interior structure

A mahogany writing desk by Gillows of Lancaster. Width 123 cm. Depth 55 cm. Height 81 cm

A William IV mahogany library table in the manner of Gillow, circa 1835, the well figural rounded rectangular top above a plain frieze with a moulded edge on lobed and ring turned end supports joined by a conforming stretcher and raised on over scrolled fe

A fine George IV rosewood davenport in the manner of Gillow, the sliding sloping desk top with three-quarter gallery enclosing two small drawers and a long hinged drawer containing inkwells to one side, above four graduated drawers to one side and false dr

A fine quality George IV mahogany drop leaf extending dining table in the manner of Gillows English, 72 x 244 x 116 cm extended. Three leaves.

A late 19th century mahogany partners desk, maker Gillows Lancaster with inset leather top the frieze with curved drawer flanked by pedestals each with three drawers on square tapering supports terminating in splay feet

A fine Regency period mahogany wardrobe, in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster, the moulded cornice above four Gothic arched doors with trefoil spandrels and cross banded panels and applied trefoil pilasters, the central cupboard enclosing hanging space ab

Regency oak teapoy, maker Gillows of Lancaster with canted and gadrooned top opening to reveal a fitted interior supported on a turned bulbous column