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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY GAMES-TABLE

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY GAMES-TABLE
    CIRCA 1740
    The rectangular dished top, lifting off to reveal a marquetry backgammon-board, with suede playing-surface to the underside of the top, above a frieze with a slide to the front and each side, on cabriole legs and pad feet
    28¼ in. (72 cm.) high, 30½ in. (77 cm.) wide, 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep


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    This form of games-table was popular in Ireland. Two related tables, each with reversible top and marquetry playing-surface, are illustrated in The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 238, cats. 138 and 139.

    Provenance

    Ambassador Robert M. McKinney, Virginia.