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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CARD-TABLE

    CIRCA 1730-50

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CARD-TABLE
    CIRCA 1730-50
    The rounded eared rectangular hinged top enclosing a green baize-lined playing-surface with four oval counter-wells and four circular candle-stands, above a plain frieze with one small drawer and a shaped apron, on cabriole legs and scrolling bowed pad feet, restorations
    28¾ in. (74 cm.) high; 36 in. (91 cm.) wide; 18 in. (45.5 cm.) deep, closed


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    'In this example, the beauty of the line is all-important. Although the presence of the central drawer restricts the frieze from further ornamentation, the apron is still carefully shaped' (ibid.).

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    Literature

    Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 235, cat. no. 128.