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Hardback:Gillows of Lancaster and London : 1730-1840 / Susan E. Stuart.:2008 Hardback Gillows of Lancaster and London : 1730-1840 / Susan E. Stuart.
Gillows of Lancaster and London : 1730-1840 / Susan E. Stuart.
Author: Stuart, Susan E., 1943-
Publication year: 2008
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781851495566 (hbk.) : 1851495568 (hbk.) :
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2 Hardback. 2 vols slipcase : .
Slip-cased set.
Extent: 2 v. (864p.) : 333 b&w, 657 col. ill. ; 31 cm.
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It is hard to overstate the importance of the Gillow material in relationship to the history of both British and North American furniture. This book helps owners, collectors and dealers to identify Gillow furniture and furniture made by other cabinetmakers to the firm's designs. It is hard to overstate the importance of the Gillow material in relationship to the history of both British and North American furniture. No other furniture archive covers the same period of time and in as much detail. Information on a wide variety of topics such as woods and finishes, furniture design developments, business practices, workmen, customers, family, social issues and international events which affected the Gillow firm have been extracted from the letters, sketchbooks and ledgers and pieced together to form an account of the firm's development and history from 1730-1840.Gillows was a unique firm. No other cabinetmakers were in business for as long a period, or had a showroom and workshop in eig

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