Carrying the Gillows impressed trademark, the 3ft 10in (1.18m) diameter top featured crossbanding and decorative inlay and a similarly decorative frieze with brass inlay. On four square-section upward tapering legs with splayed feet projecting from cross stretchers with a shallow carved guilloche motif and concealed castors, the table was estimated at an enticing £4000-5000. It sold at £13,000 – accounting for some 25 per cent of the 338-lot sale’s total.
Gillows marks up table at £13,000
UK: The name of Gillows, never unfashionable, is going through one of its periodic high points and this was more than confirmed at the March 1 sale held at Leamington Spa by Locke & England (121/2% buyer’s premium) when they could offer the mid-19th century amboyna and gilt embellished centre table.