22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,750
AN EARLY VICTORIAN SPECIMEN WOOD, MAHOGANY AND BURR-ELM CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE
CIRCA 1850, POSSIBLY KILLARNEY, IRELAND
The top inlaid with a geometric design of specimen woods including rosewood, satinwood and bird's-eye maple, incorporating churches and houses, on concave-sided plinth base with inlaid crossed flags to each corner, on turned feet and castors
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) diameter
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The area around Killarney became a popular with tourists in the early 19th century. The 1820s saw the manufacture of furniture and boxes using inlaid woods to depict local tourist attractions, particularly that of Muckross Abbey.
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