Robert Gillow formed Gillow’s of London in 1730, the company was notorious for making some of the highest quality furniture in England
Successful in supplying a great quantity of furniture to a variety country homes, a considerable commission for the Marquess (later Duke) of Westminster at Eaton Hall and the furnishing of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert
Today one of England’s finest and recognised cabinet makers ‘John Beavan’ replicates the ‘Gillow’ look taking elements of design from a pair of single chairs already in the client’s ownership.
Hand carved giving each section a slight variant and parcel water gilt with a flat oil base colour, the traditionally joined beech frame upholstered with swab and bolster cushions
‘Keeping traditional skills alive, using hand tools and age-old techniques, achieving sympathetic replications of historic pieces’