Walnut, holly, fruitwood, oak, brass, textile
38 x 51 x 36 cm
Place of origin
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Belton House, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
A walnut, ebonised holly and fruitwood inlaid marquetry table cabinet, English, circa 1690. Probably supplied by Gillow & Co. London in 1812. The hinged top enclosing a green velvet lined removable compartmented tray above a pair of cupboard doors enclosing six small drawers and raised on turned bun feet. The whole profusely decorated with floral marquetry panels and stringing.
Gillow & Co. supplied 'An inlaid walnut tree cabinet' ... 'Inlaying with green velvet the inside of top and tray' to Belton in 1812, it is quite likely that this was purchased as a 'second hand' item by Lord Brownlow. See: Bowett, Adam 'English Furniture 1660-1714' ACC 2002 pp.55-62 for discussion on English floral marquetry techniques from this period. (James Weedon 2019)
Probably supplied to Belton by Gillow & Co. London in 1812. Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) from Edward John Peregrine Cust, 7th Baron Brownlow (b.1936) in 1984.
Bowett 2002 Adam Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714, 2002 , pp.55-62