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We are delighted to offer for auction this original fully restored Gillows of Lancaster library slipper armchair, stamped on the inside of the back leg

Please note the delivery fee is just a guide, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode

This piece has been fully restored and by fully restored I mean fully! Our upholster has stripped chair back to the wood frame (picture to be added shortly) he has then rebuilt the chair from the ground up using all the original padding, the springs are new, the leather upholstery is all premium 100% English fully aniline russet leather which was upholstered plain, the chair was then hand dyed this lovely whisky brown colour by our leather polishers, all the stud work is hand nail tacked in place and finished with antiqued brass studs, the methods are all traditional and in keeping with the chairs age

You won’t find a better example of this piece anywhere in the world, it is the finest on the market today


Height:- 90cm

Width:-  68cm

Depth:- 94cm


Gillows of Lancaster and London, also known as Gillow & Co., was an English furniture making firm based in Lancaster, Lancashire, and in London. It was founded around in Lancaster in about 1730 by Robert Gillow (1704–1772).[1] Gillows was owned by the family until 1814 when it was taken over by Redmayne, Whiteside, and Ferguson; they continued to use the Gillow name. Gillows furniture was a byword for quality, and other designers used Gillows to manufacture their furniture.


Gillows furniture is referred to by Jane Austen, Thackeray and the first Lord Lytton, and in one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas.[3][a] In 1903 Gillows merged with Warings of Liverpool to become Waring and Gillow and although the furniture remained of a high quality it was not as prestigious.


Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask


Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid



This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation. Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture we offer a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information



Wimbledon-furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, any questions please contact us under the business seller section of the listing.



We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection

We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after there is a very small storage fee, please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks



Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition

Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade



Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after

Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge

We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for the very far North and South we use KDM couriers, for Europe we use Anyvan to find the cheapest quote, for the rest of the world it is location specific

Whoever delivers will usually require some help on the larger items to unload, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team

Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that’s absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee

All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available

I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hours notice, all collections must be made within 7 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement



We can currently deliver to Portugal France Spain and Italy, please contact us with your full address and we will have a quote drawn up for you

Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries

The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you



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