7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY CARD-TABLE
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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Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 235, cat. no. 128.