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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 316

    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1760

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    AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1760
    The rounded rectangular dished top, above a plain frieze and a shaped apron, on cabriole legs headed by stylised shells and terminating in reeded faceted pad feet
    27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    Stillorgan House was built by John, 1st Viscount Allen (d.1726), Member of Parliament for Co. Dublin between 1715-1717, created 1st Viscount Allen, in 1717.
    In 1803, Stillorgan House was acquired by Mr. John Verschoyle, brother of Dr. James Verschoyle, Bishop of Killala, and father of Dr. Hamilton Verschoyle, Bishop of Kilmore. After John Verschoyle's death, the house was sold to Arthur Lee Guinness, son of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet (1798-1868), first Lord Mayor of Dublin (1851) and a Member of Parliament (1865-1868) and grandson of Arthur Guinness (1725-1803), founder of the celebrated and eponymous brewery. Arthur Lee Guinness had restored Stillorgan House to its former magnificence before it gradually fell into ruin and was demolished in 1860.

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    Provenance

    John Verschoyle (d.1840) who bought Stillorgan House in 1803, and by descent.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 7 June 2007, lot 23, where bought by the present owner.