A SUPERB EARLY 19TH CENTURY CENTRE TABLE STAMPED GILLINGTONS - REF No.7051
H: 29 1/2 in / 75 cm ; Diameter: 53 1/4 in / 135.5 cm
The circular top veneered in extremely well figured amboyna having a cross banded outer border. The top supported on a octagonal column, similarly veneered in amboyna, resting on a tripartite platform base with scroll carved feet. Stamped and No. Gillingtons 5916
The brothers George and Samuel Gillington produced furniture of the highest quality and design from 1815 to 1838. They mostly traded from addresses in Abbey Street, Dublin and this inevitably led to confusion with the other well-known firm of Mack and Gibton who produced furniture of similar quality, who also traded from there. George Gillington's trade card begged it 'to be observed that his house is in the NARROW PART of Abbey Str.' (D. Fitz-Gerald, 'Dublin Directories and Trade Labels', Furniture History, 1985, p. 266).