This piece is a wonderful mahogany Gillows writing table, styled in the manner of Gillows and dating from the late 20th Century.

Gillows was a famous 18th Century English furniture maker who became known for producing some of the finest pieces of mahogany furniture in England at the time. Renown for its craftsmanship, the firm of Gillows, started by Robert in 1731 and continued by his sons Richard and Robert, moved to London from Lancashire and became recognised as being amongst the finest cabinet makers of their time.

One of their most famous inventions was the Davenport desk – a small ladies desk first produced for a captain Davenport. They had a very distinctive style which is reflected in this current piece on offer.

At £1,750 this piece is fashioned from beautiful mahogany and has a lovely hand tooled and gilded inset leather writing surface.

Gillows writing table leather inset writing surface

This lovely Gillows writing table features three drawers specifically designed to hold stationery and other writing implements.

With all the refinement and elegance of classic eighteenth century furniture, this table stands on distinctively turned legs terminating with brass castors meaning that it can be easily moved around.

This Gillows writing table is complete on all sides so it can stand freely in the middle of a room as well as against a wall. This makes it an extremely practical piece of furniture that works equally well in a large home or in a business office.

Priced at £1,750 this lovely mahogany writing table will be a real asset in any home or office.


The item is in excellent condition having been fully cleaned and beautifully re-polished in our workshops. Please look at the photos to confirm this for yourself.

Will it Fit?

If you would like to purchase this Gillows writing table please check to make sure that it will fit into the space you intend for it. Here are the  measurements in centimetres:  74cm high x 149cm wide x 76cm deep. If you prefer your measurements to be in inches, that would be: 2 feet, 5 inches x 4 feet, 11 inches x 2 feet, 6 inches.

Viewing and Further Information

We are always very happy to arrange viewing of our desirable desks at our North London warehouse. Please email or call +44 20 8809 9605 to organise an appointment. We are also delighted to answer any questions you may have so do feel free to email or call us with those quoting our item reference number 00775M so we know which piece you would like to discuss.

The warehouse is open Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays – please call to check that we are open if you wish to visit on a Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.


We can pack and ship this writing table to any location worldwide, but please do contact us for a quotation before making a purchase. Please be aware that you will also be liable for any customs duties or internal taxes that fall due when we ship items to you if you are outside the European Union.

We are pleased to be able to ship free of charge to any mainland UK location.