Williams & Gibton, Dublin, c1830, Bearing Maker's Stamp






Of well figured rosewood, the low rectangular case with a single long deep drawer above a gadrooned base and four compressed bun feet, surmounted by a center divider and end supports of upright turned balusters beneath flattened upper rails,

the two end supports with S-form ends and H-form turned carrying handles; stamped on drawer side rail :

"WILLIAMS & GIBTON"  "25235"


Condition : Excellent; very minor veneer shrinkage to the case sides; original finish, handles & feet


WILLIAMS & GIBTON, Ireland, 1829-1842


The Irish firm of Williams and Gibton was founded in 1829 and listed as “Cabinetmakers, upholders, Auctioneers, Valuators and House agents”. They evolved from the well known firm of Mack, Williams and Gibton* (1811-29) who were at 39 Stafford Street, Dublin and were appointed 'Upholster's & Cabinet Makers to his Majesty, His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and His Majesty's Board of Works' in 1806. They supplied for some of the most important public buildings in Ireland, including the Four Courts, the War Office, the Barracks Office, Dublin Castle, the Chapel Royal and the Treasury and Viceregal Lodge. Simultaneously they were commissioned to produce furniture for many of the Irish country houses, such as Ballynegall, Co. Westmeath, Oakley Park, Co. Meath and Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.


* The firm dates to 1784 when John Mack set up his business in Dublin, joined by Robert Gibton (d. 1812), who was succeeded by his son. Zachariah Williams, a former apprentice, married Robert Gibton's daughter and joined at the same time, forming Mack, Williams and Gibton. Williams and Gibton continued to work together until Gibton's death in 1842.  


Ref :

See Knight of Glin, Dublin Directories and Trade Labels, Furniture History, 1985 and A. Alexander, The Dublin Cabinet-Makers in the early Nineteenth Century: Furnishing with Style, Irish Furniture, The Furniture History Society.

For more information, see (from the Irish Arts Review pp. 142-148) :



10.5" High x 16" Long x 12" Deep






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Also See :



Fine George III Mahogany Book Caddy with Carrying Handle

England, c1790

The frieze with two short and one long drawers

Excellent faded color and satinwood stringing

18.5" Long. retaining key





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George IV / William IV Irish Rosewood Portable Book Stand, by the fine Dublin firm Williams & Gibton,c1830, the drawer with Maker's Stamp