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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1740-60

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1740-60
    The later breccia marble top above a frieze carved with a lion mask amid rockwork and foliage on cabriole legs headed by grotesque masks, with paw feet, the back right foot missing a fetlock and additional moulding, originally with a wooden top
    30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 52 in. (132 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep


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    This table is unusual in many respects. It originally had a wooden top (there are glue marks for the blocking to fix on a top on the inside of the frieze) and in its general form, with deep shaped apron, hipped and rectangular panelled legs and square paw feet, it relates to early 18th Century gilt-gesso tables, such as those supplied to Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin, circa 1740 (see Irish Furniture, p. 97, fig. 126). However, other features such as the large leaves at the top of the legs belong to slightly later in the 18th Century and can be seen on the Trade Card of William Wilkinson of Chequer Lane, Dublin, presumably the same man as William Wilkinson, carver and gilder, recorded in Dublin Directories in Chequer Lane, 1761-1774 (Irish Furniture, endpapers). The trellised ground is also an Irish feature.

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    Provenance

    Simon Sainsbury, Esq.
    Acquired from Christopher Gibbs at the end of the 1980s.


    Literature

    Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, p. 221, cat. no. 63.