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Canonbury Antiques product guide and review section with articles on styles of art, furniture care, antiques periods, designers, lists, how to guides and interior design tips.


Gillows Writing Tables and Desks

Gillows of Lancaster were an influential desk and cabinet making company working out of Lancaster and London from 1730 onwards..



More Articles of Interest

Antique Dining Chairs - A Guide JUN.14.2016

Large range of classic antique style dining chairs - Victorian, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Regency, mahogany, walnut.. Many available to view in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom

English Antique Dining Tables and Chairs - A Guide JUN.08.2016

Hand crafted to centuries old traditions and built to last, these English dining sets are the perfect dining room set up and will last for generations making them a great investment. Victorian, Regency, Chippendale, Queen Anne etc - all ready to try out in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom

Antique Bookcases - A Guide JUN.06.2016

Lots of antique bookcases in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom - including breakfront, open front, Victorian, Regency, French, secretaires, bureau bookcases in walnut and mahogany. Here's a guide with pictures and videos...

Antique Desks - Guide JUN.01.2016

Here's our guide to desks and we've got plenty of them: partners desks, Regency, Victorian, George II desks, Presidents, Boulle and Kidney bean desk. Not to mention a whole sub genre of French desks including bureau plats, bureau de dames, Bureau Du Roi and bonheur du jour.

Guide To How Jupes Table Works - With Video MAY.31.2016

Jupes dining tables are round tables that expand outwards via adding extra concentric leaves to the circumference. Ingenous and great for hosting bigger dinner parties. Here's a guide - including a video - to how this works...

Max Le Verrier Art Deco Bronzes MAY.23.2016

Max Le Verrier has to be our favourite art deco bronze sculpturist. Working out of Paris in the 1920s he managed to define the eras definition of the ideal female form with classics such as the Clarte women. Read on...

Art Deco Furniture - A Guide MAY.20.2016

We love the art deco aesthetic here at Canonbury Antiques and our Hertfordshire showroom is full of art deco furniture. Here's a guide to some of it...

Silver Plate Candelabras MAY.04.2016

Nothing completes a room quite like a pair of English silver plate candelabras...Paul Storr, Matthew Boulton, Elkington, Sheffield silver plate... we explain all the terms

Queen Anne Chairs APR.21.2016

The Queen Anne chair is another enduring English design classic. It's simple and clean design makes it great for contemporary interiors and they look great around Regency and Victorian tables..

American Presidents Desks - Resolute Desk APR.15.2016

The American Presidents desk - an exact replica as the one in the Oval Office of the White House. Same model and size that Obama and Bush sat at and Clinton did other things behind (say no more...)