7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 75,650
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF DINING-TABLE
The oval twin-flap top, on cabriole legs headed by satyr masks, with claw-and-ball feet
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 54½ in (138 cn.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep, closed
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The legs of this mid 18th Century dining-table are headed by satyr masks with pointed ears above carved scrolling acanthus. 18th Century Irish furniture is well-known for its weird and wonderful carving, particularly satyr masks. Their presence on this table is probably a legacy of French and English gilt-gesso tables form the early 18th Century. The claw feet extend into further carved acanthus that meets with ribbon-hung flowers on the leg.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 242, cat. no. 158.