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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN SPECIMEN WOOD, MAHOGANY AND BURR-ELM CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1850, POSSIBLY KILLARNEY, IRELAND

    Price Realised  

    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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