Description & Technical information

The quality of these brackets is outstanding. They retain much of the original water gilt surface. The lower pendent berry carved finials are of later date.

A drawing by Gillows from about 1790 illustrates such a bracket.

Date:  1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 49 x 34.5 x 20.5 cm (19¹/₄ x 13⁵/₈ x 8¹/₈ inches)
Literature: Helena Hayward & Pat Kirkham, William and John Linnell, Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers, 1980, vol. 2, p. 146.
Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, 1995, illus. 210.

Categories: Furniture