Luxury Design, Past & Present
Two Edwardian mahogany chairs by Gill & Reigate, each with an oval back, reeded arms and turned, reeded legs, the back legs out splayed, the back, arm rests and seat upholstered in deep claret leather, with an ivorine tablet stating ‘Gill & Reigate, London, W.’ English, circa 1910.
Gill & Reigate, 25-26 George Street. London, 1933. Photograph, Apollo, 1933.
Footnote: The firm of Gill & Reigate was founded in 1899 and, by 1901, were trading at 85 Oxford Street, London, as ‘Dealers in Antique & Modern Furniture, Artistic Decorators and Upholsterers‘. They were decorators to King George V and also restored and furnished Sulgrave Manor, under the direction of the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield. The firm appears to have lasted until 1958, by then trading at Arlington House, Arlington Street, London.