A superb quality 17th century Colonial style cabinet on stand or drinks cabinet stamped ‘Waring & Gillow’ - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This consists of a padouk cabinet, the two doors with burr walnut panels and wide padouk crossbanding with finely engraved brass lockplate to the centre and original key with engraved brass decorative corner brackets and hinges, the doors opening to reveal three adjustable shelves, the top and sides of padouk.
The cabinet rests on an ebonised Colonial style base consisting of a moulded drawer to the top with two decorative brass handles, the drawer having ‘Waring & Gillow’ stamp and plaque, moulded decoration to the front and sides leading down to four bulbous turned legs, joined with turned stretchers.
Waring & Gillow were an English furniture manufacturer, formed in the late 19th century merging 'Gillows of Lancaster and London' with 'Waring of Liverpool' and they were renouned for producing fine quality pieces of furniture.
Reference: photo of ‘Waring & Gillow Ltd’ advertisement of an identical cabinet taken from the book 'The Burlington Magazine Monograph - III' 'Georgian Art' 1929.
This cabinet on stand is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home, it would compliment both a period home or a modern, minimalist interior and would be an ideal drinks or cocktail cabinet!