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Gillow, Richard
Pattern elegance [microform] : the Gillows' archive.
Additional Title(s):
"Patterns of elegance" : the Gillows' archive
London, England : World Microfilms Publications, 1985-
Physical Description:
microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + list of contents
Reference Library
Film B162
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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The Gillows' Archive is a collection of some 200 manuscript volumes, cash books, ledgers, estimate sketch books and correspondence, which tell the story of 200 years of English furniture history. Gillows of Lancaster was founded in 1695 and alone of the great 18th century manufacturers, Chippendale, Sheraton etc. rode the vagaries of fashion and survived into the 20th century. In particular they benefited from association with the Wyatts (at both Heaton Hall and Tatton Park) and from John Carr of York. Extensive correspondence with salesmen, along with details of packing and transport completes a remarkably full picture of both a craft and industry at work.
Film contents list at Ref Desk in Binder
Account book and memorandum of the Gillows of Lancaster, England, showing bills and cash amounts received and paid from others for merchandise from 1741 to 1784.
Subject Terms:
Account books.
Furniture design -- England -- History -- Sources.
Furniture industry and trade -- England -- History -- Sources.
Gillow, Richard -- Archives.
Merchants -- England -- London -- History -- Sources.