M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
GEORGE II / III BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY CELLARET
England, c1760, possibly by Gillows*
In the manner of Thomas Chippendale, the oval body with vertical staves bound by upper and lower wide brass
bands and having lion’s mask ring handles; raised on a conforming oval stand above four square molded
splayed legs with C-scroll brackets; tin liner; early if not original finish; originally on casters
*Note : A virtually identical wine cistern was supplied by Gillows as a part of a large consignment of dining room
furniture for Williams Hasell or Penrith, in 1774 (ref. S. E, Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840,
Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2008, Vol. 1, p. 307, pl. 337-340). The same lion masks were used by the firm for dining room urns.
The mounts were also used by Thomas Chippendale on two pairs of wine coolers supplied to the 5th Earl of
Dumfries, for Dumfries House, Scotland, in 1759 and 1763, respectively (ref. C/ Gilbert,
The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, Vol II, p. 78, fig 121).
The first pair appears in an invoice dated 5 May 1759, as:
“Two large mahogany oval cisterns wt. Brass hoops and handles….4—(C. Gilbert op .cit., Vol. I, p. 138).
The second pair was ordered along with other furnishings after the Earl’s second marriage to Anne,
daughter of William Duff of Crombie, 1762."
Condition : Excellent
23.25” High x 24” Wide x 16” Deep
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George II / III Brass-Bound Mahogany Cellaret, England, c1760, possibly by Gillows, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale