After a design by Bruce J. Talbert (1838-81)
Ebonised mahogany, with marquetry panels, and brass hardware
127.7 x 188 x 46.5 cm
English, circa 1875
Bruce J. Talbert, et al., Fashionable Furniture. A Collection of Three Hundred and Fifty Original Designs Representing Cabinet Work, Upholstery and Decoration by Various Designers; Including One Hundred Sketches by the Late Bruce J. Talbert, Architect, London 1881, fig. 9 (see right)
A walnut and marquetry sideboard of this form was supplied in 1873 by Gillow for Bradford Town Hall; see Charles Handley-Read, ‘England 1830-1901’ in Helena Hayward (ed.), World Furniture, 1965, 1979n edn, fig. 846.
A further example by Gillow is in the collection of the Judges’ Lodgings (Gillow Museum), Lancaster, acquired from Blairman’s in the 1980s.