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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded top above a shaped apron centred by a lion mask flanked by scrolling foliage and eagles' heads on a dotted trellis ground, on scrolled cabriole legs headed with foliage on paw feet, the conforming sides centred by a flower
    30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 56 in. (142.5 cm.) wide; 26¼ in. (67 cm.) deep


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    The leg profile of this table with its knuckle just above the foot is a feature associated with Irish tables of the mid-eighteenth century. For example, an Irish mahogany side table of c. 1750 features the same leg profile and also 'antique stippled' background on the apron is illustrated in The Knight of Glin & J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven & London, 2007, p. 223, cat. no. 71 and another table in the City Art Museum of St Louis, Missouri (ibid., p. 224, cat. no. 75). An Irish mahogany side table with a lion's mask in the apron and birds perched on foliage swags, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 5 June 2008, lot 115 (£87,650).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 5 July 1991, lot 88.
    Purchased by the current owner from Godson & Coles on 18 February 1992.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN