• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 396

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY FOUR-PEDESTAL DINING-TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY IRISH, THE TOP REDUCED IN SIZE

    Estimate

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY FOUR-PEDESTAL DINING-TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY IRISH, THE TOP REDUCED IN SIZE
    The rounded rectangular moulded top above ring-turned gadrooned baluster shafts, on foliate-headed downswept and reeded legs with brass paw feet, the underside of the tops and pedestals numbered '1' to '4', with two associated and one later leaf, the bearers and catch-handles moved
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 239½ in. (608 cm.) long, overall; 51¾ in. (131.5 cm.) wide; each leaf: 26¾ in. (68 cm.) wide (4)


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    The table's robust urn-shaped pillars are enriched with Pan reed gadroons, as is the Grecian-scrolled claw. The latter's bacchic lion-paws relate to those of an Irish sideboard-table in Dublin Castle, which bears the trade label of the celebrated Dublin firm of Mack, Williams & Gibton (see A. Alexander, 'A Firm of Dublin Cabinet-Makers: Mack, Williams & Gibton', Irish Arts Review, 1995, p. 147, fig. 13).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 15 November 1996, lot 105.