A rare 19th Century (circa 1830) Gillows Nursing Chair by William Barrows Jnr.
Original brass casters and the back leg stamped with W.B and registration number 78. For William Barrow and Gillows Registration Number.

Robert Gillow began making cabinet furniture in 1731 after an apprenticeship as a joiner and cabinetmaker. His two sons joined him in the business and they expanded to London where the quality and fine work of their furniture earned them the reputation of the best cabinet makers of their time both for their innovations and designs and for their superior cabinet work. They often made and designed upholstered chairs, and employed their own upholsterers and cabinetmakers. William Barrow junior and John Barrow were the sons of William Barrow senior who is recorded as working as a cabinetmaker for Gillows in the 1730s and by 1830 both sons are also listed as working for Gillows as cabinetmakers . William Barrow junior became a freeman in 1837 and left Gillows prior to 1840.
This chair is offered with our restoration and reupholstery service included (excluding the fabric supply)
Reupholstery Service
We are furniture re-upholsterers and have an in-house workshop. Due to the nature of antique and vintage furniture, we nearly always find some minor repairs that need to be addressed on the structure of each piece so we will not sell our items without our full restoration service.

We show our prices excluding the supply of the covering fabric, but we are authorised stockists of the following renowned fabric houses.

Christina Marrone by Covertex, Fryetts / Porter and Stone, Clarke & Clarke, Ross Fabrics, Kate Forman, Peony & Sage, Moon Fabrics, ROMO Fabrics, Blendworth Interiors, Linwood to name but a few. We will happily send you fabric swatch images of the various fabric designs and we will work with you to help on your choice of fabric.
Please note that physical fabric samples will only be sent once the furniture item has been purchased.
Approximately 4m of fabric would be required
Chair Dimensions (WxDxH) in cm
72cm x 74cm x 84cm
Seat Pad Height = 43cm

Lead Time
Depending upon our work schedule at the time, we would expect this item of furniture to be ready for collection between 4-6 weeks from the receipt of the upholstery fabric.


Delivery Terms
Collection and delivery of the item is included in the selling price. This price is for addresses in England and Wales only. We have arranged deliveries to Scotland, Ireland and further afield however there will be a cost addition for these locations.We use a courier service called delivery 4toyou. The items will be wrapped by us prior to collection to protect them during transit. The courier will collect the items from our premises and deliveries will be scheduled during the week of collection. Deliveries north of Birmingham will be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. South of Birmingham will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Our courier will always endeavor to deliver your item between 5-7 days from the collection date.


We do not accept returns on our bespoke upholstery commissions. Upon completion of the works we will send you photos from every angle for you to approve / not approve the work. Any modifications required will be done for further approval prior to shipping of the furniture.


When describing items for sale, we try to highlight any obvious defects or damage observed. However, we do mainly deal in Antiques and second hand lots. As such they will not be perfect and the buyer must take this into consideration. It is often the case that the wear and ageing on antique furniture and objects, that enhances its appeal. All our furniture is treated against woodworm automatically as a precautionary measure. Any reference to age or dates are mere speculation only, often through research, history notified and similar objects sold in the past. It is solely a buyers responsibility to assure themselves of any information given before purchase. We do not guarantee any information given in a description, as it is only provided as a guide to help.

Rare Gillows (William Barrows) 19th Century Nursing Chair

SKU: 0892




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