Architectural Items | Art Nouveau & Art Deco | Panelling | Stock No: 14200

Bronze Art Nouveau Gillow Exhibition Panels

Stock No.14200

A magnificent and enormous pair of huge bronze Edwardian Baroque panels each in two parts made for Gillows of Lancaster, the famous furniture and furnishings company founded in 1730 who later to became Waring and Gillow. They would have been part of a grand display stand at one of the Great International Exhibitions that occurred from the mid 19th century. Gillows was one of a number of first class manufacturing companies to provide work of the highest calibre for these exhibitions. It is not clear exactly which event these panels, some parts of which are missing, would have been made for but it is likely to have been either the London Exhibition of 1908 or the one in Ghent in 1913. The panels bear medallion copies of the medals that Gillows were awarded at various exhibitions from London,1851 to Paris,1900 and Brussels.

Extraordinarily the panels were only discovered in 2015 stored away in a dock-side warehouse in Liverpool the home of Warings. It is possible that they had remained there undisturbed and forgotten for all those years from the time they were dismantled at the exhibition and transported back to Liverpool.
English, 1903 - 1914


Listed Price: £18,500 as is(+VAT where applicable)

approx width approx height
66 cms
289.6 cms

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