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A movingue and macassar ebony strung bureau desk. The rectangular top has protruding rounded corners above a faux double fronted drawer with a hinged fall front which pulls out to reveal a writing surface. Below are concave fronted cabinet doors flanked by fluted turned columns and similar tapering legs with brass cappings. The original by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1780.
Brights of Nettlebed is proud to present this item, which is part of our Replica range. The Gillows replica bureau is £4,920 to purchase and can also be viewed in your nearest showroom as well. Brights carries a large range of Replica and other bespoke pieces can be commissioned on request. If you like more information on the Gillows replica bureau, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!
The taste for replica furniture can be said to have started in England in the 18th c. It is difficult to pin point exactly, because of course designers have always taken influence from something which has gone before. Technically, one might ascertain the Renaissance as the beginnings of the tradition. From this period, designers were taking inspiration from Greek and Roman designs and interpreting them in to furniture. Up until the reign of Queen Anne, the influences on furniture were continuations and refinements of Gothic and Baroque colloquial styles – Queen Anne style being very refined and light. After Queen Anne came George I, and through the reigns of subsequent Georges did furniture become more and more influenced by Neo Classical designs, imported from the continent by the new King, from Germany.
Brights of Nettlebed are the UK's longest running suppliers of replica and reproduction furniture - we are delighted to be able to offer beautiful, hand-built replicas of truly stunning pieces of furniture history. Some of the original designs have been slightly adapted to suit the demand of modern living – this is one of the benefits of owning a piece of replica furniture.
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