Manufactured by Gillow (circa 1730-1897)
Oak, with brass-supported ceramic castors; the upholstery of later date
82 x 76 x 60 cm
English (probably Lancaster), circa 1873
[embossed Wyvern] / C.2624′ (on brass label behind proper right back leg)
The Midland Grand Hotel, completed in 1873; […]; H. Blairman & Sons; private collection (until 2019)
The wyvern is part of the crest of the Midland Railway Company (founded 1844). The Midland Grand Hotel, at St Pancras, London, was designed by George Gilbert Scott, and completed in 1873. The furniture was supplied by Gillow.