Linen press by Gillows of Lancaster

The furniture supplied by Gillows to Earl Manvers of Thoresby is documented in some detail.

Details

Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
244 x 244 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,500)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Sotheby's

From surviving bills it is possible to identify five pieces stamped Gillows, Lancaster, including the present piece of furniture. It is probably the 'Mahogany Wing Wardrobe', one wing lined with brown holland, the other fitted with a linen well and shelves.

Provenance

2nd Earl Manvers,Thoresby Hall; by descent.

Venue details

Judges' Lodgings Church Street, LANCASTER Lancashire LA1 1YS 01524 32808 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

The museum is currently closed, please visit the Judges' Lodgings website for more details.

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