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, the serpentine 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, supported by slender bracket splayed feet
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.