AN EXCEPTIONAL GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST - REF NO. 172
H: 34 3/4 in / 88.5 cm ; W: 39 1/2 in / 100.4 cm ; D: 23 in / 58.4 cm
A George III mahogany serpentine gentleman's dressing chest attributed to Gillows, inlaid with boxwood stringing and fine crossbanding, the quarter veneered top above four long graduated drawers, the top drawer fitted with eight lidded compartments, a pull-out tray, a divided comb compartment, a double sided baize lined hinged writing surface and dressing mirror, with a side pen and ink drawer, flanked by canted angles and on slender French bracket feet, the lining of one drawer inscribed in pencil 'W A Brigg 1914', 86.3cm high, 106.5cm wide, 58.3cm deep.
See Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, pl. 117, (no.11,108) for a design for a similar dressing commode dated '1789' made by Thomas Briscoe.