• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY TEA TABLE

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY TEA TABLE
    CIRCA 1750
    The rectangular dished top above a shaped frieze with a lion's mask on cabriole legs and paw feet
    28¾ in. (73 cm.) high, 32 in. (81 cm.) deep, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    A closely related table with the same carved legs but a shell-centered frieze is illustrated in F.L. Hinckley, Masterpieces of Queen Anne and Georgian Furniture, New York, 1991, p.32, fig 37. A yew wood card table with a lion's mask frieze and acanthus-carved cabriole legs with paw feet formerly in the Samuel Messer Collection is illustrated in the Knight of Glin, J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven, 2007, p.236, fig 130.

    Provenance

    Bought from Mallett, London, in 2004.