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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A set of 8 mahogany Waring & Gillows Ltd, Chippendale style, dining chairs, early 20th century, includes one carver, the chairs with carved ball and claw feet, fretwork, backs and upholstered seats, Inner seat rails impressed stamp Waring & Gillows, Ltd. H

An oak table in the 18th century manner, 20th century, with maker's mark for Gillow & Waring, a sofa style table having a stepped top, the timber with vibrant figuration above two panelled drawers with burr inserts and brass drop pulls, columnar and turned

Vintage Waring & Gillow Ltd mahogany cabinet, fitted with two long drawers and two cupboard doors below, approx 118 cm high, 92 cm wide

Waring & Gillow mahogany double serpentine shaped display cabinet with cupboards below

Waring & Gillow Ltd, a wardrobe, c.1930 amboyna, coromandel 187 width x 190 height x 55 cm depth, stamped Waring & Gillow Ltd

Waring and Gillow, Ltd, England, a tall cabinet, c.1930 amboyna, coromandel 94 width x 52d x 152 cm height metal manufacturer's label to door, Waring & Gillow Ltd, manufacturer's stamp to drawer, Waring & Gillow Ltd

A Waring and Gillow stamped flame mahogany serving table with raised back above frieze drawers on reeded tapering supports.

Waring and Gillow, armchair, retaining original moss green upholstery. Height 74.5 cm. Width 17 cm. Depth 57 cm

A pair of mahogany side tables by Waring and Gillow, circa 1900, each of circular top with a carved floral rim set upon a recessed banded skirt punctuated by a series of four carved adornment from which long cabriole legs extend towards ball and claw feet,

Superb 19th century Wm IV mahogany sarcophagus wine cooler with carved paw feet and tin liner stamped by the maker Waring & Gillows Ltd. Height 59 cm

A superb burr walnut breakfront bookcase, by Waring and Gillows with plaque, with finely moulded bonnet top over four astragal-glazed doors inlaid with boxwood and ebony stringing, on a cabinet with four horizontal drawers and doors with burr-walnut veneer